Feeling blue
in my eyes
with waves rising.
She is there,
mermaid girl,
in the blue sea.
Heart of glass
breaks in two,
three, four, and ten.
I can’t swim
to her now.
She is too far.
Mermaid girl
ancient as
time, waves bye, bye.

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

Born in Mexico, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, lives in California, and works in the mental health field. His poetry has appeared in Ariel Chart, Blue Collar Review, and Kendra Steiner Editions. His first book of poems, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press.