The wind howled

The ship swayed

The sonorous sirens’ cries

Made night of day

As the darkness veiled the light

Her true power shone bright

No evil shall come

The ship was female run

The siren spell broke

By the words she spoke

“I’m the captain of this sea. I do not fear you, but you must fear me.”

(Images inspired by this poem)

A Tree’s Memory

She remembered a sky glowing red

Noises in her head

Figures that screamed

Others that whispered

And some that bled

She remembered joyful wonder

Cries of surrender

Stars that wept

Nights when she slept

On a warm earth

Nothing else beneath

No sheets no shields

She remembered before she was this magnificent tree

She was a woman

Wondering what she’ll be

When this earth turns to dust