Mourning’s a new song

softly spurring me

out of self-denial

bursting sapient —

ear-piercing,

tight-fisted,

blood-red accomplice,

open-minded,

restless,

heart-rending echo,

brain-draining,

high-functioning,

chief motivator,

burka and death-shroud,

not skin-deep,

 

broken-hearted.

 

Julieta Corpus

July 6, 2014

 

 

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Julieta Corpus

Julieta Corpus has been writing since the age of eleven. She graduated from UTPA with a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She’s been an elementary school teacher for the past eleven years, but has never stopped writing. She’s been published by UTPA”s Gallery Magazine, Tendiendo Puentes, a poetic anthology, Mesqite Review, STCC’s Interstice and Tierra Firme , and in the September 2009 issue of the Mcallen Monitor’s Festiva, Writers Edition. She also organizes poetry readings and is an active member and participant of the Rio Grande Valley Poetry Festival and the San Benito Writers forum. Julieta blames her penchant for the dramatic in her poetry to a life long addiction to Mexican soap operas. And she is a regular contributor to Writers of the Rio Grande

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