his slowly uncoupling world
silent in her crimsoning. the space between
a line. and a heartbeat pull. thump.
thump. thump.she draws from it
in habit. a stroke
like rouge across. which she absently tongues.
black in deep red
a bisecting line. of red and sound
in the dark. strip
emerges body. furls
hesitation before the door. silence
twin craters. volcanic ash. piercing
return. this time
a shatter. like myth making
flush. where the waiting
had been. atrophied
she. comes resurgent.
Zack Corpuz is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he studies Creative Writing and Communication.