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

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