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Ruben Quesada

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Ruben Quesada

Ruben Quesada is the author of Revelations, a chapbook of poetry and translation, forthcoming in November from Sibling Rivalry Press. He is a professor of poetry and Latinx literature in Chicago, Illinois.

by this poet

One morning the spirit of my lover’s uncle returned 
there was no fanfare no terror only a blue silhouette 

translucent above our bed growing dim 
I was the sole witness to this specter quiet 

as the rising sun waking overhead I awakened 
cold to see an Aegean blue figure hovering bedside 

through his gaze and