in the beginning

in the beginning
we were beautiful mermaids
swimming through a sea of jewels

in the beginning
we swam for days without ever getting tired
or angry
or sad

but this is not the beginning

and with time we grew legs
and they hurt when they came,
tearing apart our fins
and soon we left the water,
our bejeweled ocean
and pushing back the hair from your porcelain
greek god
punk rock face
i knew that we would suffer, forever
without the tides of the ocean to pull us back together