The Mermaid's Winter Song:
In December I string the stars through my hair,
and sing the songs of the snow-covered water.
I watch for you – foolish, alone,
(soulless you say)
knowing you will not see me, will not hear me,
knowing what frightens you is not that I have no soul
but that my soul is endless –
that it is the wind and the shimmer of the moon,
that it is the sea itself.
Brittany Warman has had creative work published in Jabberwocky, Cabinet des Fées, Eternal Haunted Summer, Mirror Dance, Magpie Magzine, Finery, and others. Her website is BrittanyWarman.com and she journals at Briarspell.livejournal.com.