Siren

A girl sits lonely on a cliff

Staring out to sea

Watching waves crash upon the rocks

Blue far as the eye can see

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Sighing almost inaudibly

And slowly standing straight

Walking a well worn, ancient path

To where the water waits

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She sits down again upon the sand

Resumes her watchful gaze

A dolphin jumps on the skyline

Causes her sight to raise

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She sees the sun upon the sea

Slowly sinking toward the deep

She stands again jadedly

Walks towards Davey Jones' keep

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The day's last sunrays stretch to her

Before failing, as they do, to fate

Her toes hit water, then knees, and hips

Not half a moment late

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She sinks deeper into water

And as they do each night

Her feet and legs slowly change

Into a fish's tail, jewel-bright