Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lil 'a Bop

Normally and generally, I am ether. I float in and out of substances depending on where my journey takes me. Most times though I am confined inside a container made of tissue, and my senses are restricted to what can pass through that tissue. You could say that I am confined to a body. Who isnt? And when I am thus confined, my ethereal self can only travel certain spaces. I long for that spell that works on my bodily container and lulls it to rest. Because only then am I all ether. And I can then be what I truly am, and transform into whatever I please...

I love water. It's so warm and cosy and is less restrictive than solid substances. I live in water, and revel in it. I can rest undisturbed in its depths or just float merrily on its surface. Lately, I have been exploring its depths. Clarification: I live in water, but right now, my residence is the Emerald Pond that exists inside Bemma's subconcious. It's part of her memory and is part imagination now. There was a time it had a more physical manifestation. It was cold then, and it housed different kinds of fish, insects, reptiles, and different fauna. Now, it's just emerald and warm, and it houses me and whoever I want it to house. You see, I am Bemma too. I digress...I am ether and I am woman and I am Lil a' Bop. I dive in, waiting for my mate to join me. I have the blue gem with me and its brilliance is something that can be hidden safely only in the depths of the Emerald Pond. I see that my scales have changed color to white ever since I got the gem. Anyway, does it matter?

Noise. It sounds like chatter. Three men are approaching the emerald pond. I think they espied me in my maiden form. They hasten. Why doesn't he arrive sooner? Would I have to call on the blue gem to show its power? That would only bring those greedy men nearer. I despise violence. There must be another way...I dive inside the depths of the Emerald Pond. I hear him say my name. Lil a' Bop. I say it out aloud taking care to breathe through the gem. Dont ask me how. And then I surface again. Splash! I stretch my neck to its full length and peer towards the men. I see them scurrying off into the distance, frightened. I smile. Little did they know that the denizen of the emerald pond is no tame human maiden. Lil a Bop... the silver-white serpent that enthralls and awes...I don't need venom in my fangs to strike fear in the hearts of men...until the next time I find myself in another form, I stay, swimming inside the Emerald Pond, basking in the moonlight, and looking at the blue gem from time to time. Smile.

1 comment:

Sana said...

Jeez, you revived many childhood memories of Lil a'Bop.A Smart customer, I thought..