A Calm Lake

“Stillness permeated from the lake.
Trees stood still, branches stoic in the wind.”

Ali Shuffle; Or, When We Met

“At the edge of the forest,
I saw a madrone bent by ancient winds
and remembered the way you danced
at the festival by the palace
when we met.”

During a Heatwave

“You step out into the yard,
feel the heat’s weight descend on you.
The grass is warm, dry between your toes. …”


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Hello, I’m M. Espinosa! He/they. I teach English at a junior high school in western Washington. Outside of work, I worry about a myriad of things and spend time outside.

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