Siren Song

the only logical explanation

to my query rests somewhere

within evolution


how to explain the behaviors

of my youth


single celled amoeba


division into

organ systems

due to

lightning striking

mossy rocks

primordial chemistry


pangea with a side of tea


to become an eel


murky creature swimming

with unforgiving teeth


finally to manifest

a mermaid

my beautiful

mother’s daughter


willing pirates lured

by my siren song

plucking their heart strings

until boredom set in

only to drown them

in the sea


it explains

my enduring love

for fishnet stockings