The Depths Below

The Depths Below


The flat sea calls your name

with a roar of waves

scraping your ear drums.


It rudely tosses you aside

with perverse strength

and taps on your skull.


A flock of birds sing out

and watch you sinking

to the depths below.


You are born a mermaid

from the depths of the

sea, a siren whose


song hypnotizes and

lures fishermen to

their graves in the sea.



Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozabal


Born in Mexico, Luis lives in California and works in Los Angeles. His most recent

book, Make the Water Laugh, was published by Rogue Wolf Press. His poems  

online and in print have appeared in Ariel Chart, Blue Collar Review, Crossroads

Magazine, Punk Noir Magazine, and Unlikely Stories


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