When I pointed out the white wisp on my fingernail as a child, my aunt told me these things appeared to mark one’s sins.

Later, when I was told it was due to a deficiency of sorts, I said: I know.

José Angel Araguz is a 2014 Canto Mundo fellow. He has had poems recently in Rattle and RHINO as well as forthcoming flash fiction in NANO Fiction and Pretty Owl Poetry. He is presently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati. thefridayinfluence.wordpress.com

You can see another short piece by him in Issue 2.4 and Issue 2.3