The Mermaids

Mermaids forget
But they do remember
Smiles and traps
They can’t recall
But carved behind their eyes
Are faces and hunters
Mermaids forget
But they do remember
Not every instance
But every person
Their heads keep everyone
They might seem mindless
They might seem oblivious
But they do know
They do remember

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The Elephants

Elephants don’t forget
They don’t forget
Faces and smiles
Hunters and traps
No they don’t forget
They don’t forget
Fool them once
Shame on you
Fool them twice
Shame on them
Elephants don’t forget
Not a person
Not an instance
Everything
Their heads keep everything
They might be quiet
They might be silent
But they know
They know

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The Doll

Button eyes
Stitched mouth
Stuffed monkey over her shoulder
Anytime, anywhere
But the doll can never tell her
The doll can never tell her
Yesterday
Trauma
Monkey stuffed with regrets
Regrets and suffers
But the doll can never tell her
The doll can never tell her
Million words but still no drama
A thousand conversations that never happen
The doll holds her past
She holds the doll
But the doll can never tell her
The doll can never tell her

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The Holler

We were not
We were never
I knocked
I chased
You were not
Not amazed
You knocked
You chased
Only after I’ve moved
Into another space

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The Eyes of a Dragon

I ought not call you a beautiful man
For you are a beautiful soul
Eyes of a dragon
Voice of an angel
You are a beautiful soul
Words and action
Wit and precision
Indeed, a beautiful soul
Hands of sunshine
Heart of gold

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