These words washed up onto the shore of the Old Mermaid Sanctuary today.
I can’t be sure, but I think
this is the poem that Kim got
on her birthday after the old sea
dried up. The old mermaids
were spending the day laughing
and telling jokes and they thought
it would be nice to invite Kim
to their party. They sent her
a salty request and received an
answer by seamail in about half
a wave’s curl and soon after that
Kim was there with the old mermaids
sipping from a cup at the tea shell.
It’s so nice to see you, said the
old mermaids. It’s nice to see you
too, said Kim. Then she told them
the best joke ever and they slapped
their tails with laughter, tears
running down their faces. Thanks
for making our Hilaria Day so fine
said the old mermaids. Thanks for
being who we all are, said Kim.
(Verse found by Mario Milosevic. "Spurred on By Flowers" is a drawing by Kim Antieau. Larger version of this drawing here.)