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Volume 2, No. 1

Macuil Xochitl

Spirits released
into the bloodstream.
Holograms at perpendicular
/ angles breathe thoughts into
\ shattered silex
in the iris glare.
CO2 oxygenates into repose.
You can only read
how far you know:
five flower/Macuil Xochitl
Calendars cut from marble stones.

Frente a el Ixtlilton
el pequeño con el ojo negro
el escribano que sana
con su tinta….


-Macuil Xochitl Tlacaxipehualiztli Yei Acatl
(date, in the Tonalpohualli calendar, of the writing of this poem)

Jose D. Trejo-Maya

Jose D. Trejo-Maya was born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico and spent his childhood in the neighboring rural pueblo of Tarimoró. He immigrated to the US in 1988. He has been published in the Nimrod International Poetry Journal, Belleville Park Pages, Star 82 Review, Visions International Review, Lost Coast Review, Redactions: Poetry & Poetics, Altadena Poetry Review, Acentos Review, Mandala Journal, Five Quarterly, Qua Quarterly, The Voices Project, Turtle Island Quarterly, Taj Mahal Review, Constellations, Dukool, Solstice Literary Magazine and In Stereo Press and in the Stone Bird Anthology of the Eagle Rock Library, Identidad Latina Antologia entre otros.  He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015 and received 3rd Prize for three poems from El Centro Canario Estudios Caribeños–El Atlántico  in the Certamen Internacional de Poesía “La calle que tú me das,2016.  While in ceremony with Chololo medicine men in the Tule River Reservation he dreamt the written prophesy in “Macuil Xochitl” and other poems.