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And Luz watches her childhood restore itself.
The booths seem brighter and the menus look less dingy. For
the first time in her life, her family’s coffeeshop feels warm and open. She doesn’t think of her parent’s expectations or her Tío. For the first time, she doesn’t feel like she’ll drown under the weight of her future.
She takes another sip and finally understands the true purpose of the clouds—to reflect parts of yourself which need to be reclaimed.
 Isla de Encanta
by Evan Martinez
I’m surprised to hear my father
offer empathy like some kind of gift: did you know
our blood springs from the same underwater volcano in the caribbean?
Your abuela used to tell me it was dios crying hot tears for his mistakes.
 content warning: colonialism, addiction, police

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