"Metal Layers" photo by Fabio Sassi
“Metal Layers” photo by Fabio Sassi

There was blood
on the tile
in the sink
on my hands
it was yours
it was mine
bright crimson
strings pulled from
inside me
where you were
made in love
and became
water flesh
down the drain


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razor iconMelissa Garcia Criscuolo teach writing courses at Florida Atlantic University. Her work (mostly poems, with one nonfiction piece and a translation) has appeared both in print and online with Alimentum: The Literature of Food, Nibble, The Acentos Review, Palabra: A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art, Subtropics, and iARTistas. Her poetry chapbook, Things in My Backyard, was published with Finishing Line Press.

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