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Letisia Cruz

 

Promise

I lined her eyes
and held her wrists
still. I carved her neck long
so that when the rains came
she might hold it above
water. You will not drown,
I promised her. But then her
mouth and eyes filled and I
let them.

 

 

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Letisia Cruz is a Cuban-American writer and artist. She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA program and currently lives in Miami, Florida. She serves as Resident Artist at Petite Hound Press and Online Poetry Re-Features Editor at The Literary Review. Her writing and artwork have recently appeared in Gulf Stream, Moko Caribbean Arts and Letters, Ink Brick, and The Writing Disorder, and her chapbook Chonga Nation was selected as a finalist in the 2016 Gazing Grain Press Poetry Chapbook Contest. Find more of her work at www.lesinfin.com.

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