Harpy

HarpyHarpy,
originally uploaded by Mema13.

'Twas the harpy that seized me very soul. She
led me to the cold, inviting water with her gaze.
As I stood with spear in hand, she sang her sweet
song of longing. She fixed her eyes upon the surface of the sea beckoning me to approach ever
nearer and like a lovesick fool, I did. My vain attempts to avoid her stare only left me worried. The ship she rocked and I lurched forward to hold me steady. When I did, this clever creature swam up near me, close enough for me to gouge out 'er eyes. But lo, she was more keen than I. She called out to my very soul and I could not protect it. She bade me sit beside her on a wave as I slipped into the murky deep; never to be heard or seen again. Some say that she is destined to lure sailors and lovers to their deaths with her songs, shaming the sirens and Circe herself. Harpy, this I swear: if our paths should cross again, I will kill thee! Yar!

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About Lisa Perez

Lisa M. Perez is a published poet, editor, copywriter, public speaker and artist. The co-creator of the first ever ArtSpace in Jersey City, member of IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists), and administrator for an online Mail Art group, Lisa supports the arts and advocates for creativity. Her successful, Art Journal and "Notes from my Brain" series are ongoing projects that evolve with the artist. In addition to being an active blogger since 2005, Lisa scripts and edits copy for various online articles and videos. In September 2017, she was a guest-speaker and virtually chaired a YOGA Recovery meeting. In her spare time, Lisa studies, reads, and creates while maintaining a day job in a STEM field and being a full-time fur-mommy to her shih-tzu, Cher.
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