Casandra Lopez is a Chicana and California Indian writer who has received fellowships from CantoMundo and Jackstraw. She’s been selected for residencies with SFAI, SAR, and Hedgbrook. Her chapbook Where Bullet Breaks was published by the Sequoyah National Research Center, and her chapbook After Bullet is forthcoming. She’s the co-founder of As Us: A Space for Writers of the World.
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Brother piles sand on his pregnant girlfriend’s belly. On her sandy stomach I draw a belly button. Soon it will be dusk
and the last surfers in the distance will disappear ...