Draw an image of
your perfect sky, black like ink
and starless. Do not
listen when others tell you
it would look nicer with stars.

Alejandro Pérez is a Creative Writing major at Emory University in Georgia. His poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Right Hand Pointing, Viewfinder Literary Magazine, and Foliate Oak among others. Being part American and part Guatemalan, he was raised in a bilingual/ bicultural home. He is caught between two cultures, just as he is caught between his desire to live in the real world and in the world of his imagination.