Abuelo

Death came with me on the plane to Puerto Rico. I should have known he would because of my grandfather’s lung cancer. In the airport of San Juan, Death picked up his suitcase that was covered in stickers of foreign places and rushed away from us…

The Phrase

There’s security in the phrase. Its repetition symbolizes constancy. One that does not crumble with the passing of time, a cliff that denies the waves erosion. This phrase is feared at first. Its utterance a risk to both who hear and speak. They say that every decision is a catalyst that formulates different universes. Hopefully, one is forged that you’d want to exist in…