message in a bottle

in tribute to hero starr’s brilliant ‘diary of a mermaid girl’ series

antoinette nevitt
May 23 · 1 min read
short-beaked common dolphin (photo credit: Eric Woehler)

We search the depths for the maiden with the fish tales, dropping lines to legend,

mother of all pearls, word strings hidden within abalone shells from long ago.

We sea fans miss your mermaid muse who tells the oldest stories oceans know.

Whether she comes back or stays below,

thank you, hero starr.


antoinette nevitt

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