The Heart Wants What It Eats by Annette Estévez

Night could ocean open

color belly fool blue


Annette Estévez is a Nuyo-DominiRican poet. Her poetry has been published in the e-journal, and in the anthologies, Inside the Panic Room and The Abuela Stories Project. She has been a featured poet at the The Loisaida Center, La Mama Galleria, The City College of NY, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

bleed sky’s glass ghosts


laugh a soft poison

drink her secrets red

make fire a dance


the body breathes easy

Come morning, clouds will

wake dirt’s wet mouth


won’t forget to bite

the stories caging skin

always leave a mark



The Acentos Review 2019