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My Best Friend and I

This poem, much like our friendship is only one side of the story But really, I’m starting to realize that one side was all I ever really had. I think I’ve got about a million questions to ask you And believe it or not, they all seem to […]


Ingenuity © Dora Acosta Staff meeting number 12, But really, who’s counting? Whiteboards painted with data And teachers doting their spreadsheets. The Discrepancies are at play again. The best of our educational minds put their heads together, And still can’t make sense of why, it looks like these […]

3AM Call

Reality hits you hard at 3am. Lay awake and stare at what seems to be vanishing. Your sanity Briefly Palpating strokes of time Sleep is faint and fear is loud. Is this really who you’ll always be? At 3:15am, forever feels more permanent. Past mistakes and bad choices […]

From Where You Dream

From Where You Dream © Dora Acosta I’m awake this time. At least I think I am. This looks like my room and this feels like my bed, my sheets but everything is a little moist. Am I sweating? Was I dreaming? Two minutes ago, I think this […]

I Will Love You

I will love you, Longer than I should. Long after the world has turned and there are no longer traces of you. I will look for you, For the laughter in your eyes, For the faint scent of familiarity in your clothes And hug my pillow late at […]

A concert down memory lane

“Not today,” she belts out on stage, and for that moment, I was not one of many in attendance at a concert. It was just her and I and it made perfect sense. I wandered in and out of my past and let her music become the soundtrack to […]


“I will teach them history,” I say Forgetting that they cannot read Forgetting that they cannot write Forgetting that they cannot access what it is they need to comprehend. “I will begin again,” I say Taking on a task that feels both overwhelming and seemingly mundane. Diligence. “I […]

I am from. So I write.

I am from brokenness and madness, Untraditional home, But making it feel like home, Impulsive decision making and decisively sticking with it. I am from “You cannot fail” Cannot be black and fail Cannot be female and fail Cannot be immigrant and fail. I am from “You don’t […]