rodin rode in on a white boat.

shame to the oceanographer
expert in the unknown,
he spoke to a great mer-king
at his salty-sea throne.

Three wishes he was granted
for saving the king's mer-daughter,
first, her hand in marriage--
his whole life he'd sought her

and demanded mer-fulfillment
to find breath underwater.
for years they'd been together,
until the day he caught her
in eager embrace with another.
nothing in mind but her slaughter
he wished for a musket,
went home, and shot her.

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