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“If I had to describe it, it’s like a connection to a different voltage somewhere, where things happen around me that I’m not even aware of anymore because it’s such a focused, internal experience. External, too, because I’m very fussy about the environments I write in. Some people can write anywhere—I can’t. I need to have a certain solitude and quiet.”

Interview conducted by Nehway Sahn

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Learning to let go We are rich in last days Call it practiceHard at first to stomachOvernightsVisits from distant friendsVacationsPetsSummer campEarly onWe can carry on, cryTake weeks to recoverLater there are School, weekendsRomancesLast performances of choirs, dance troupes, playsLast days of

“I’ve been placed on her wall since she was 15. I don’t recognize her anymore, the mid-size teen that once used to put on eyeliner and mascara every day is now an adult who puts on a whole face in the morning. You know I don’t get it, why would she hide behind a façade of make-up? “

Poem by Erica Escobar

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