I'm aware. It's a quote; it's not my own original phrase, which is
why...it's in quotes. In fact, my poem that uses the quote begins;
Here, the italics indicate that it's a quote. We format slightly different in poetry sometimes. I guess quotation marks may be something your discipline doesn't cover, but I assure you, the Purdue OWL does. Thanks for the attempt though.
Mermaids don't use combs.
They comb their hair with cuttlefish bones
except that everyone knows how cuttlefish
Edit: And if you're about to tell me that they do have a "bone," yes, I'm aware. Please just don't.