Poseidon Engulfed

woke

from a kelp-strangled stupor

the mermaids

unenchanted

ascended in leagues

of their own

unfettered

of Triton’s reign

 

lyrically disgruntled

(not crotchety old-man grumpy)

they trump-eted

fishwifery revolt

spouting cerulean

repudiation

of caricatured

reputation

 

tear-salted dissent

swells aquatic

erupting truth

lives down-scaled

constraints en-Trenched

 

sirening naked

glistening

demonstration

whirlpools

azure spume

 

power backwash

 

in the

undertow

is the

overthrow