born in the wrong time period
i think that if i were a nymph,
i would reside in a forest.
it would have to be a very lush forest filled with every flower imaginable,
ivy winding around trees,
little cottages and streams.
there would be very pleasant sounds,
like water rushing over stones,
the crickets at night,
the crackling of a small fire,
the wind making the leaves on the trees rustle.
there would be deer,
birds in a vast array of colors,
i would like to share my blackberries
and plums with the deer
and my hands
and mouth would be stained purple.
it would always be warm outside.
sometimes the earth would be moist from the rain,
but i could always find a dry place to sleep.
there would be enormous mushrooms,
red with white spots,
that would act as a canopy for me to sleep underneath.
the nymphs would wear flowers in their hair always
and bathe in the river.
they would be beautiful,
as though they might bite you.