A wish of a memory

A wish of a memory - Takes me back to the before - To the far off and reflection - Swimming through the sky - A wish of a memory - Fills my heart with longing - Oh, let me return, let me return - To my home within the water ~ Caroline A. Slee


I miss sinking Into weightlessness: That drift into silence As chatter Is drowned out By the water. And my body: Dangerous as a knife Cutting through The surface. A firing engine All propulsion And swift Forward motion. I miss That feeling of balance: Finding grace Like a dancer Once I step Off from land. Breath … Continue reading Return

Shimmering Scales #MondayBlogs

Those human voices Over and over Human voices With lost humanity They shift our shimmer Into colder depths Sinuous swimmers We dive in our play Bubbles breaking towards the surface Chasing those voices That speak such careless words They have forgotten As we sink further That words Make powerful magic Sending empires tumbling Into ruin … Continue reading Shimmering Scales #MondayBlogs

Sounding #MondayBlogs

Just as she began to sink She learned to swim And as the air escaped her lungs Her transformation began No longer of the land No longer of the air But some mystical In-betweenness To take her to new depths An unknown creature A new magic Sliding sinuous Along ocean floors Diving from the light … Continue reading Sounding #MondayBlogs

Only a Girl #wwwblogs

"She won't be hard to beat. She's only a girl." Except: I'm not Not only a girl Not "only" anything No less than No silence No weakness on the field I'm the dark horse And the alpha And the victor who will not yield Underestimated And consistently unsung The weaker sex at every turn But … Continue reading Only a Girl #wwwblogs

Mythological #MondayBlogs

We slip from the sea Seeking the heat Held within the stony shore Basking Scales reflecting the sun's light Diamond-bright Blinding to the gaze Invisible in all of our color Human eyes never see Though we rest In plain view We are hidden In our fantastical reality Of the sea And land and sky We … Continue reading Mythological #MondayBlogs

Open Water

My feet reached water's edge Before the sun did The air holding the coolness of night and the water lifting steam into the sky slipping beneath the surface felt like the slow sinking into sleep even as my arms curved to move using the wall of water to push forward The memory of that water … Continue reading Open Water

Waiting Lakes

The night calls and we wander out of doors onto the cool grass cricket silent the sounds of cities swallowed in trees and mountains and the darkness as our feet reach the water and we let ourselves go into the element we call home ~ Caroline A. Slee

Freshwater Mermaids

Far from the sea We seek our return Creatures of two worlds Constantly divided A half life on land And joy in the sea While home is the rocks And the soil We roll We tumble Chasing that thrill Finding waves within ripples And diving Limited depths Mermaids For a moment

All Things Tri #MondayBlogs

I did it! I finished my Olympic distance triathlon yesterday. 1 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike ride, and 6.2 mile run. I have to admit, that bike ride was almost tougher than I am. Haha. So glad I did it, and did not stop all the way through. This also reaffirmed that I am absolutely, … Continue reading All Things Tri #MondayBlogs