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  Cover Issue 17 A ROOM UNDER WATER


I couldn't hear before I saw cracks

in the ceiling, buckets and buckets

filled. This room remembers the rupture,

the calm pipe before it bursts

through amnesia's blank walls.

I arrived at this memory

through a faucet left to run.

A face in the mirror is conjured

by spells of breath. I leave my hands

to satiate in disturbed waters and tilt

my head into the rift




Nikki Harlin is an MFA candidate at California State University, San Bernardino where she writes poetry. Her poem The City Flesh appears in the Halloween 2015 issue.

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