Heart

heart of gold

I fashioned you

from rubies and gold

and set you free

upon the waves of an endless sea

where you could be worshipped

and treasured

by a mermaid

for eternity

 

Innocence

pier

The pearly-scaled mermaid submerged

Hiding herself in the sea

Where she found three young black boys

Adrift amidst the corals


Seeking the goddess

 

When she approached them


All they knew was to ensnare
 her

to vilify, to rape her in their minds



 

She retreated to shore


Finding no solace

Holding the severed phallus of boyhood


Lost to a world of corruption



 

Shedding pearls of tears onto the sand