Nobody does enchantment quite like Patty. Inspired by Mermaid, Carolyn Turgeon’s mesmerizing retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, the fairy tale evening she conjured for our bookclub once upon a February will be remembered happily ever after.
half-fish; half woman,
i am aware of my dual nature:
eternal spirit; finite human.
my reason for being –
merge my two
The terror I once harbored for the unknown
Resides in my heart no longer
Usurped by a knowing that grows
She swims to the surface from the depths of the sea
Waits for the wonders that whet her desire to be free
Sunlight shimmering on her shoulders
Birds bickering on the boulders
Pleasures so deep they pierce her heart like a plea