Sunlight sneaks through trees
creating gems with the river.
Birds sleep in newly made nests
comforted by woodlands subtle sounds.
Whispering leaves assures
the mermaid stretched on a rock,
that the air’s chill kisses, its caressing shivers
slyly beckoning her above ground
is how it expresses love.
With one hand she splashes water on her gills
while using the other to prod the dirt
like how a baby plays with sand.
Deers watch from a distance, silent
as the waters Princess draws lines in the land.
Her tail flaking, she closes her eyes
allowing air to stroke rebellion along her cheeks,
licking temptations along her waist –
She drops from the rock
hiding under the sun and waters diamonds
rippling back home,
mud stuck deep in her nails.