• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 04
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Snorkeling for a Mermaid’s Purse of Pearls

The high tideline is a place where ordinary people are now barred, and those in charge will instead be seen grubbing there in the sand, searching for riches beyond entitlement. The iniquity is worse beneath the water: a diving mask is rose-tinted for the empowered, and as greedy dreamers, none would settle for fins rather than fur when the search for a mermaid’s treasure is this kind of snorkeler’s fantasy. Here are different depths to secretly plunder, and emerging with a seaweed-stuffed tube is like being caught-out by their own ineptitude. The mantra dive deep for true love does not chant beneath the surface, and it is past being trite innuendo.