AMP. Always Electric.

Volume 2, No. 1

Idioms

No entendía verdaderamente el significado de las palabas pesa más que un muerto hasta
que, con la ayuda de mi madre, mi tía y unas simpáticas enfermeras dominicanas,
tuvimos que mover el cuerpo yerto de mi querido abuelo desde su lecho fúnebre hacia el
negro ataúd.

Desde aquel entonces, nada ha sido igual. . .

I never fully understood the meaning of the saying in Spanish, pesa más que un muerto,
until, with the help of my mother, aunt, and some very kind Dominican nurses, together,
we had to move the lifeless body of my grandfather from his deathbed towards the black
coffin.

Ever since then, nothing has been the same. . .

Justin Alejandro Colón-Rabinowitz

Justin Alejandro Colón-Rabinowitz was born in Manhattan in 1983. He graduated from Dartmouth College with high honors in 2005 and received an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University in 2011. He received an additional MFA degree in Creative Writing in English from Hofstra University in 2016. Colón-Rabinowitz has published his poetry in numerous journals and is currently working on a novel. He lives on Long Island.