Even from the shallows,
the depths hear the calls
of pleading ocean eyes.
Creatures of the deep provoke them.
Midnight scales and locks of starlight so enticing.
Bitter-edged and biting words
are honeyed as they sing.
But in their eyes a darkness lies,
flooding lungs with sorrow,
twisting truths like smoke.
As waves drown out strangled wishes,
And is enveloped by greedy, twisted, mangled fishes.