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The Sun Magazine

Body and Mind

Grief

Poetry

Swimming Lessons

your legs clasped like irons around his torso  
pinch me if you need to breathe he says
before diving toward the cement floor    his long arms gliding
like a manta ray keen on kissing the sea bottom  
your bodies settling into the quiet like an anchor
The Dog-Eared Page

Joyas Voladoras

Joyas voladoras, flying jewels, the first white explorers in the Americas called them, and the white men had never seen such creatures, for hummingbirds came into the world only in the Americas, nowhere else in the universe.

Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Top Ten

Abby has a progressive congenital disorder, fatal, and lives her young life with a deep-running current of wisdom in her spirit, a quiet equanimity to her understanding of what it means to be alive in a day that the rest of us can only feel as hint and shadow.