written by: Joyce Butler
A ship went down in seas long ago
Mermaids don't drown, they just turn to foam
I've heard them sing in scales no-one knows
Then dive away through waves far from home
No prince to save, no tale to be told
What's gone is rare like diamonds on your soul.
I was shortlisted for the Atlantis Short Story Prize 2015 and I've written the first draft of a book.