Topography of Fruit

In fifth grade we sliced an apple
Until all that remained
Was the sliver of skin
And somewhere on the crust
Of our land
A softened, bruise-freckle
Represented the city
We’d find each other in

Valorie K. Ruiz is a Xicana poet fascinated by language and the magic it evokes. She is an MFA Candidate at San Diego State University where she works with Poetry International and volunteers with Poetic Youth. Outside of her poetic work, she enjoys exploring digital literature and can be found working on her Twine game (Brujerías) or making galaxy gato themed websites in her spare time.

See another poem from Valorie in issue 6.1 here.