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An Ode to Claudia Moya: My First True Love

The year was 1993. Carlito’s Way was our favorite movie. We saw it at least 10 times. We knew the lines of our favorite scenes by heart; Claudia would play Gail, and I Carlito. She was fond of the scene where Gail confronts Carlito as to why he dumped her. Claudia was a romantic – … Continue reading

Part 2: Giving Our Loved Ones Space To Come Home

Part Two Before her arrest, my sister and I weren’t the closest. We’ve gone years without speaking. Our love for each other was and still is doubtless, but we lead separate lives in separate spaces and this alone created a wedge in our bond. Now, I find myself unsure of what to say when writing … Continue reading

Giving Our Loved Ones Space To Come Home

Part One I haven’t spoken to my father in over four years. I haven’t spoken to my sister in nearly one. She won’t return any of my letters and he won’t return any of my calls. Sometimes I blame them. Most times I blame the Prison Industrial Complex. But lately I’ve been blaming myself for … Continue reading