PJ Harvey inspired poem by Pam Avoledo : The Princess and the Swordfish

The Princess and the Swordfish

Mother, I’m dancing on a winding staircase in a castle underwater. It’s been my home ever since
 you left me here. A swordfish nudged awake and let me ride on his back. Hold on, dear child, he
 said to me as I gripped his fins, I’ll take you to your home. 

The castles were reserved for the princesses wandering in the sea, he said to me as we passed
 by a row of them. A blonde-haired girl waved at me as she stood on the balcony.The swordfish
slid onto a moat and said this one is yours. I climbed the pillars every day, wanting to tell you
 about the kingdom I found. They pricked my fingers but I did not cry, mama. I was brave. I was
 strong.

Bio:  In 2006, I graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor's degree in journalism. Currently, Pam runs the blog, I Want My Pop Culture. My work has been published in the White Wall Review, 45 Magazine, Sledgehammer Lit, Greatest City Collective, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag's Kristofia anthology. 

Twitter: @iwantmypopcult

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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