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by sarah marquez

At night, I sleep

with the fan on power-cool.

I dream of picking oranges–

pulling down one branch,

then another, and another,

until all the unripe fruit is left

to hang on the tree. I will eat

well for a week, and nothing

but fruit in season.


Sarah-Marissa Marquez (she/her) is an MLIS student at San Jose State University and based in Los Angeles. She has work published and forthcoming in various magazines and journals, including Capsule Stories, Human/Kind Press, Kissing Dynamite, Mud Season Review, Salamander, SHIFT, The Hellebore, and The New Southern Fugitives. When not writing, she can be found reading, sipping coffee, or tweeting @Sarahmarissa338.


Image by Bree Anne
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