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4 AM Farewell

A mother and son

detained together asleep

she wakes up alone.

Eloísa Pérez-Lozano

Art: "Drops" by Fabio Sassi

Poetry by Eloísa Pérez-Lozano

Eloísa Pérez-Lozano writes poems and essays about Mexican-American identity, motherhood, and women’s issues. She graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in journalism and mass communications. A 2016 Sundress Publications Best of the Net nominee, her work has been featured in “The Texas Observer,” “Houston Chronicle,” and “Poets Reading the News,” among others. She lives with her family in Houston, Texas. Find her on Twitter @elopoeta.

Art by Fabio Sassi

Fabio Sassi makes photos and acrylics using what is considered to have no worth by the mainstream. He often puts a quirky twist to his subjects or employs an unusual perspective that gives a new angle of view. Fabio lives in Bologna, Italy and his work can be viewed at

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