When Poseidon Left
Out on this bird-less archipelago
all shades of blueness blend.
Where sky ends and sea begins
It was here, in a time
no longer imagined, that Poseidon
was said to have risen from the sea.
Mermaids with silver tresses sang
him into the green aisles of myth
No longer does his spirit command
the Seven Seas.
The siren song still whispers it
to the Four Winds.
“Someday he will rise again,”
to greet a godless Nemesis
in a fish-less sea.