mermaid

For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: quest.

mermaid

when I was born, they took my skin

i had no skin
i was frightened
i wept

a witch came
she studied me
i turned my head from the spoon

“Good,” she said, “You may refuse it if you want.”

She gave me the gift of anger

it was the only defense I had

but over the years
I studied and thought
and I found my tears
and I found my fears

i made my skin of tears
this took me many years
one tear for each scale

at last it is done
my skin
is complete

i smile at the sky
as i don it

i slip into the water
and i am gone

Mundane Monday #193: group

For Mundane Monday #193, my theme is group. What photograph of a group pleases you, came out the way you wanted, makes you happy? Which composition?

My group is a tree full of robins. They flock across the street at this time of year and fly over to a tree with berries to eat. They clear the tree over a few weeks, from the top down. I like the silhouette effect, yet with some color.

Message or link you entry and I will list them next week.

_______________________________

From last week, my theme was motion.

Connections between Pain, Opioid use, Suicide and Opioid Use Disorder.

Excellent blog by Janaburson: https://janaburson.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/complex-connections-pain-opioid-use-suicide-and-opioid-use-disorder/

The picture is the tree with berries that the robins are eating, outside my clinic window. They clear it from the top down. Deer come too and stand on their back legs to reach up for berries.