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The thousand-yard stare that speaks of reason.
A defiance in defence of life.
Mermaids do not question defence when it serves purpose.
That is why they still have their tails.
Should you wish to ride the high tide – her waves – you may ask.
She may say no. She may not.
That is a mermaid’s prerogative.
Mermaids are good friends with predators.
The Seven Sirens favour mermaids.
That is their prerogative, it is not nepotism – or favouritism.
Mermaids do not have sisterhood issues,
nor do they rely on brotherhood sustenance. They swim free.
The past blurs, when mermaids turn.
That is their way. They know how deep the oceans go.
That said, there is not often time for turning.
Mermaids have yet to find Poseidon.