Lovers Lagoon (REM #3)
A ship floats down from the sky.
Soon, says the cold captain, it will depart.
He says it will not only fly,
But turn my truth to art.
We sailed into a crystal lagoon
Of a blue-eyed mermaid’s tears.
Her blonde hair flowed into the water
As she swam away from us.
She dove behind purple reef curtains
Covering a gold-filled hollow,
Guarded by Greek gods and lions
With flames for manes.
The guards steer me away, into an unlit tunnel
Where sirens’ songs surrounded in echoes
And scaly gorgons emerge from the pitiless waters.
A faceless man whose only feature was a devilish grin
Walked alone across the surface slowly
Before he lunged towards the ship
Laughing as he plunged back down below,
Causing rocky waves that then carry us astray,
As we exit the tunnel and enter dead man’s lake;
Where ghost ships float and stars decay,
Because all the lights inside slowly fade away-
As the shadows steal the words you wrote
And I awaken alone on the empty boat.