"one day, my sister took me to the beach
and we saw Ocean there on top of a tall rock
and she dove into the water
and stayed there for a long time
so, i asked my sister "what is Ocean doing?"
and she answered
"Ocean is a mermaid too, she'll be fine under there
she's happier in the water and she's pretty brave, don't you think?"
so i nodded and asked, "is she ever coming up?"
my sister's green eyes welled up and she shook her head
"you see, mermaids and pirates, the bravest ones of all
sometimes even heroes, just have to fall"