Published On: Sun, Oct 23rd, 2016

Emerging Voices: Translating Frankie & Rey Ruiz in the Snow by Natalie N. Caro

It all begun         dancing.

Looking at old things,

i wrote a poem on a tattered napkin;

it was a memory

of those years,

and while we laughed

i choked back tears.

i can’t get used to this.

And i saw the moon blacken,

that night when i knew

i lost you

and i can’t tell who’s to blame.

There’s little comfort here

or, life, without you.

Please, don’t look at me

with those daring eyes,

don’t treat me

like a distraction;

don’t show me the glory

in your every move.

It’s was a colorless night,

   in a colorless town

but you shone like the brightest

           shade of yellow star.



About The Author:

headshotNatalie N. Caro is a Bronx-born poet and a 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominee. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from Lehman College/CUNY where she currently teaches composition and an MFA in Poetry from City College/CUNY where she was selected as one of the first recipients of the Creative Writing Fellowship. Sometimes, she swears that school saved her, but then she thinks about colonization of the mind and feels some type of way. Natalie likes to tweet at bars about teeth and trauma.

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1656146_10100584107525894_1476730087_nThe School of Poetic Arts (#LaSoPANYC) is an educational workshop series from Capicu Culture that provides a communal space dedicated to the development of artistic skill and exploring the core principles of theatrical and literary expression. Join us as the first official class of our Artist residency at The Loisaida Center, Inc! As artists and scholars from historically marginalized communities, we feel that it is important to create opportunities for our stories to be seen, read, and heard. La Sopa provides a platform for those voices to be supported and uplifted, increasing the proliferation of creative works across the artistic spectrum. Our time together, generating and editing works, launching new ideas and projects, is an inspirational way to end each week and begin anew. We look forward to the return of our previous participants, as well as the addition of new voices that will enrich the experience.

Emerging Voices: Translating Frankie & Rey Ruiz in the Snow by Natalie N. Caro