Losslit contributor:
Alan Chazaro

Alan Chazaro is a public high school teacher pursuing his MFA in Writing at the University of San Francisco. His poems have appeared in Huizache, The Cortland Review, Borderlands, Iron Horse Review, Juked, decomP, Radius, and others. He is the Lawrence Ferlinghetti Fellow at USF and a graduate of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. Most recently, his work was selected by the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner, Tyehimba Jess, for an AWP Intro Journals Award. A Bay Area native, you can usually catch him in Oakland A’s gear.

Clinica Xalapa / Visiting Hours

The breath of the land is an orchid night passing over a rumble of stone roads; it is a gentle abuelita, moonfallen