by Alex Z. Salinas
Larry Rios, a murderer, hates folks, therefore he writes poetry. He’d read Wittgenstein and Proust, hoping to get tangled between spacetime, but this was back when he penned fiction. No, Larry reminded himself, you’re an autodidactic philosopher; no one’ll ever read your stuff. Plus, you’re a Chicano poet now. Keep a low profile! Larry reveled in his skin — brown with a tint of red. His muddy green eyes won him a wife once, but the pandemonium in his brain ruined everything. “Life’s cheap,” proclaims Larry in the morning. Therefore, poems about sword-swallowing frogs. Ribbit! Larry chuckles, his refined sense of humor
Bio: Alex Z. Salinas lives in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of WARBLES, a full-length poetry collection from Hekate Publishing (2019). His short fiction, poetry and op-eds have appeared in various print and digital publications, including in Punk Noir Magazine, and he serves as poetry editor for the San Antonio Review. He holds an M.A. in English Literature and Language from St. Mary’s University.