Song of the Nereid

Pale moonlight draped the lonely shore.

A solitary man stood looking out across the warm Aegean sea.

His heart torn. Did he love in vain?

Far away, on the wings of the wind, he heard a yearning, keening, calling….

A Nereid sang a sad lament of star crossed lovers, for Poseidon’s power had pulled her from her Mortal man, down home to a silvery cave beneath the briny deep.

Silence fell.

The man’s tears for a forbidden deity, witnessed only by silent Starfish on the beach.

Eily Nash ~2021

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