When the sun rises,
the light house rests.
The mermaid meets him in the waves,
accepting his seashell with a kiss.
They lay together on the dock, intertwined
and drunk on life.
When its time to go,
She holds herself up with her arms
on the dock,
and slips back down into the ocean.
He watches as she swims away; rising and falling within the waves,
her teal tail glittering in the sun.
his heart is reaching out for her like a hand.
He searches for seashells for a few hours
and sleeps until the sun has set.
He returns to the lighthouse,
sending a signal for anyone lost,
while waiting for his own light
to return to him.