Ringling Museum Gardens
Melissa Andrés, originally from Holguin, Cuba, arrived in the
United States at the age of six. She grew up in Florida (Miami and Sarasota), but has lived in New York and Europe. She has worked as an educator and taught English as a second language. She holds a BA in International Studies from the University of South Florida and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.
Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Chicago Quarterly Review,
Other Side of Hope,
ArLiJo, Laurel Review, Rattle Magazine, Ligeia Magazine, San Antonio Review, Inkwell Journal, Burningword Literary Journal, MER, West Trade Review, and elsewhere.
The Poisoned Horse
An egret perched on a cow
watched my uncle ride his horse
in a gallop as he held the reins
with one hand and covered
his glass eye with the other.
The hooves left marks on our land,
imprints of hardened keratin
with fresh notes of joy in abundance,
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