Water Lilies 1
frog / green / water / black water / crickets chirping / trees cooing / trees crooning / dusk settles in / insects and creatures / make alien sounds / did they? / did we? / come from another planet? / frogs / gullet moves / white underneath / black eyes blink / scan the pond / go home frog / “I am home” / the frog says / the frog says / “You go home” / but I say / I am home.
Alexander Garza is a Mexican American writer from Houston, Texas. His work has been published in Nine Muses Poetry (forthcoming), Literal Magazine, and BroadwayWorld-Houston. His poetry and art explores topics such as mental health, race, class, and gender. Alex shares his journey at www.AlexanderPGarza.com and on Twitter/IG: @alexanderpgarza.
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