I was beyond

existing neither

here nor there,


pink-orange creases

sketched above.


for German

We lost touch somewhere

along the way, growing up or

out, concrete &


You said:

my roots are deep here, there’s no place to grow

what i felt

for years, something

about wisdom

in gray hairs,


Erick Saenz is a writer in San Francisco. He is the author of two collections of poetry and one collection of fiction. Over the years he has self-released several chapbooks & zines in the spirit of D.I.Y. Some writing can also be found online. In the past; Erick was a contributing editor for Cheers From The Wasteland, an online magazine based out of San Jose, CA. From 2007 to 2012 he ran Affinity Index Records, a small punk label. He currently co-edits Lilac Press with Angel Dominguez, and co-hosts the Light Jacket Reading Series in San Francisco with Amy Berkowitz.