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BRUJERIA

BRUJERIA Carmen is seeing things again. The oil drips from the walls; she swipes the grease onto her hands and tells me: “Mira, Estoy Unjida.” “Look, I am anointed.” God has always been her favorite lubricant. On occasion you can hear her bones...
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Within An Hour

Within an Hour for Jack Agüeros Within an hour she was exorcised. Doctors and the holy ghost summoned by the family pastor purged what was left of her, replaced it with Prozac. Pumped pills, sedatives, and psalms until she submitted. The privilege...
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Teeth*

Teeth*

María De Los Ángeles Pineda is dreaming of teeth

half- jaws snapping at her big toe pulling the covers

forcing her to feel the cool...

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Bendición: In Praise of All Who Seek Consulta From La Rubia

Bendición: In Praise of All Who Seek Consulta From La Rubia La Rubia: opens her home to patrons at 11 a.m. every day welcomes many regulars and some new faces into her modest living room shuffles the deck of faded naipes separating the cups, coins,...
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Thankful

Thankful For more than just a brief moment I come back to you Since moving away eleven years ago. Still baffled by how long it's been since We last spent this much time together. Want to desperately look you in the eyes as I Thank you for always...
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For Real This Time

For Real This Time

like keyboards replacing pens screens replace lined canvas now decorated in vibrant hues of positive vibes, anticipations and barriers broken no longer smeared by random thoughts, heartbreaks and unfulfilled...

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Writer’s Tango

Writer's Tango Before the children awake In between white sheets, adorned in blue they meet. Creeping, compliant and limber. Climbing over, under and in between opportunities with contortionist skill. Battling life obstacles desiring a chance to...
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LEGACY

LEGACY

This mouth has birthed earths of dirt, blood, roots, boots, leaves, limbs, grass, grit and wit I have created and destroyed worlds with these lips Between the base of my hips, I eclipse. Spiraling from my solar plexus...

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Expelled

Expelled In my excitement, I acted precipitously, told my close friends and family, I was a mother to be…… My skin was glowing, my hair bounced freely with new life. The nauseousness had finally gone away, I was floating on cloud 9 for 12 weeks and...
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LA TEQATA

LA TEQATA I was 10, At Abuela’s house, Thanksgiving dinner; They sat me across from Carmen, noticeably getting thinner and thinner. I remember the vagueness in her eyes, that disoriented stare. Struggling with the weight of her head, just before it...

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