Running Past
Monique Soria



we ran under the


green light of the pecan grove


now the trees are bare




Monique Soria is a member of the Tucson writing group Mujeres Que Escriben. Her poems are included in Spiral Orb Five: A Poetic Inventory of Saguaro National Park, in the book This Piece of Earth: Images and Words from Tumamoc Hill, and in Journal of the Southwest Volume 57 Summer-Autumn 2015. Her self-description: a mix of chutzpah, joie de vivre and la creencia que somos todos una familia.