Poem: The Mermaid

She came from the ocean,

     this wild girl from the sea,

      her hair flowing southward,

     she walked toward me.

A west to east smile,

     with eyes steely gray,

     like a storm in the distance,

     rolling in from the bay.

We kissed with the sunrise,

     made love when it set,

     a promise by moonlight,

     came dawn, my regret.

He left for the ocean,

     this boy from the land,

    his spirit soars northward,

     his heart in her hands.

โ€ขMichael Faudetโ€ข


This piece reminds me of one of my favorite pastimes: taking a day trip to the beach. My best friend and i frequent California’s coast to steal some precious time in the sun, with the waves roaring ahead of us, the cool ocean wind tousling our hair. My boyfriend is not a huge fan of the beach, but he will visit with me every once in a while because he knows it is one of my happy places. The free-spirited vibes induced by the poem resonate with me quite personally.


In Dirty Pretty Things, Michael Faudet writes a poetic novel detailing dark and romantic memories from the past in the male gaze perspective. Expect more blog posts featuring quotes from the novel as i continue to read it- it is quite beautiful! ๐Ÿฅ€

What do you think about this quote? Does it serve as a piece of possible inspiration to you? Let me know; letโ€™s talk about it! 


Abbie Leigh B ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ–ค

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