Mermaid up a Mountain

 

Mermaid up a Mountain:

Dysfunctional polymath, renaissance woman,

Mermaid walking up the great mountain,

The things I was told I can’t but found I can,

We learn to drink from our own fountain,

I have faith and I have faith in science

But don’t believe either is always objective,

Humankind can twist any notion to violence,

Any knowledge is translated by perspective,

I’m a cynic but hope is my primary drive,

Though peace, justice and love can fail

We can become these things while alive,

We sing for the wind to fill up our sail,

I, home-body, traveler, free-spirit, wife,

Peace-seeker, fierce one, story-weaver,

I’ve learned to mistrust the clichés of life

As a sceptic, quester, inquirer, believer.

 

Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

 

With thanks to Sue Vincent, who recently shared this as part of her amazing #Writephoto prompts. This week’s photo reminded me of an earlier time in my life. It’s Sue Vincent’s photo below: