They were neither

Sirens not mermaids

Driving ships off course

And there was no

Song of destruction

Men went mad

And lost their way

And travelers found a story

To blame

But the mystic

Was not there –

The loss

And the wandering

Were their own

Women sat upon the rocks

A force to themselves

Never exerting

That power to destroy

Simply content

In the freedom

To be ~ Caroline A. Slee


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