Sylvia Sánchez Garza
Rhythm flowing in fury
buzzing beyond, boundless,
hostile hands hurling and heaving
Adorned in black velvet,
you mingle in the mist with magical eyes,
perfecting a passionate routine.
The swatter sits back down
patiently prepping for battle.
Evade nor escape your epilogue!
Wide-eyes, you shout,
Can't you let us be?
If you had
but three weeks,
want to spin-in somersaults, to
through the steam with your love?
Enjoying your lightening life,
Without worrying about getting smacked by
Love squished to nothing.
No need for brutal, violent bloodshed…
We won't go away!
Coexist with us
Denounce your denial
and let us─
Sylvia Sánchez Garza holds a B.A. in English, an M.A. in School Administration, and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies. Her novel, Cascarones, about the cultures and traditions of growing up in south Texas, has won several awards. Her short story will be featured in an anthology by Philomel Books in 2021. At the start of the pandemic, she spent her extra time writing poetry as an outlet. Her work has now been published by Unique Poetry, Poetry and Covid and will soon be available in an anthology by The Ice Colony. She lives in Edinburg, Texas, with her family and three dogs.