Dripping, seal-like, a gleaming mermaid emerges sand soft underfoot
suddenly, a cry “my ring is gone!” she exclaims, slipped from her finger
searchers look in vain hope for a flash in the sand it’s gone forever
Edit: It’s ironic that this week’s DP challenge is writing haiku when I just happened to post this last Friday. I’m tagging it anyway, and adding the link: dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/… I’ll write five more for this current week of 11-25.