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Sunday, June 28, 2020


by Alejandro Escudé

The day is too
to go out

and besides
the virus
is out there

hiding in little
political pockets
of air

to the media
it looks

like a red
spiky globule,

a planet,
if hell were a planet

in outer space.

Alejandro Escudé published his first full-length collection of poems My Earthbound Eye in September 2013. He holds a master’s degree in creative writing from UC Davis and teaches high school English. Originally from Argentina, Alejandro lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.