by Stephanie Lu
Art by Jimmy Zhi
Issue: Aphelion (Spring 2016)

The voice
glistens. Not like the ocean.
Like a body. Like the thin scales of a fish
as it twitches under the sun.

I speak it back to you. I am the echoing cave,
the vast tomb, and you
are the voice: the shining voice,
crying out,
splitting apart.