Sea Life…

               I must desert this ragged ship -- 
                   move on to brighter seas. 
           Where sequined sirens lose their will, 
                   unable now to please. 

             I must dance with the dolphins now -- 
                  then whistle with the whales. 
           While mermaids cast green curls about, 
               and wish for more than tails. 

                I must turn to face the wind 
                unfurl my glistening sails. 
            Where seabirds soar and cast about, 
                   avoiding darker gales.