• Vol. 04
  • Chapter 08

No Mermaid

Out of water. I cannot drink the air.
The bridge has abandoned earth for fire.
The air chokes me with too much light.
No dreams without water. Nowhere
to move. Light is too loud. My songs expire
between pounding air and unsalted tears.
This water, deprived of birthing. This sight,
blinded by soundless sorrow. This light, in fear.