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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


me, lying on the concrete, not even meeting your eyes you, sitting crossed-legged with a half-smile on your lips him, falling off the longboard and laughing for an empty ballroom me, catching the peeling smiles from his skin and

“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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