5 A.M.

A look my father might have given had he the chance to come across my face again flashes in the eyes of the man being let out of the jail across the street from where I now work.

Through the fog, questions rise in the silence of the breaking sun.

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.

More from Araguz in issues 2.4 and again in 2.4 and Issue 2.3