Blue Despair

By Adama Bojang We dont know the story behind his blue stature. His eyes, sunken behind the leathery cloak Of a skin. The hackneyed clothing hangs down By thread, beckoning for spare change.   He sits

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Baking Instructions for The Easily Confused

By Mylina Baez    after “Letter to the Ceo of Ancestry” by Shankar Narayan   They say to measure everything. Be sure to read the instructions correctly. 1/4 White, an American European mutt. 3/4 Mexican, a mixture of indigenous bloodlines and Spanish bloodshed. To people around me

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Black Water Child

  By Cindy Ngo   When dark night touches ocean foam – a mermaid will rise. Her fins slicing through ocean currents, And like her hair – will be the core behind storms. A child and beauty of black waters,

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A Grandfather’s Art Work

  By Mary Bless Flores   On the blank canvas of my life, his variegated work added liveliness. When inspiration dwindled into a hole of nothing, he was there; a pen at hand to outline my thoughts and illustrate a picture of a better tomorrow.

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Hello, Kidney Disease

              By Rebekka Paulsen If my father is who you want, Then here is sore muscles and swollen veins. Here are the scars ripping Across his chest, the pains tearing Through the organs.

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