The Mermaid

The Mermaid
11" x 14" acrylic on canvas panel

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I spy the blue beneath 
the crackling emotive ice 
of my subconscious 
and recognize that this is
 my death and my rebirth 
all at once

So when the ice shatters
and I fall through,
I do not panic
because I remember
that I've always been
a mermaid.