Child of the Sea

Child of the Sea
© 2001 C.E. by L. Hernandez

She was a banquet for the sea worms when I found her
Bleached white bones protruding through torn open flesh
And when I looked into the remains of her last eye
That had been picked at by crustaceans and fish

I wondered ’bout her last few minutes
The palpitations of a heart that would soon stop
And did she think a gleaming prince would save her day
As water raced into her gasping lungs?

A gentle snap and her head was mine
A token of our first meeting
Paid my respects to her with one last gentle kiss
Oh! Could she feel my soul bleeding to be with her?