LA LEY DEL KARMA: A JOURNAL DEDICATED TO WALTER MERCADO

La Repuesta Es Siempre, Amor

Y con una afirmación de silencio, 

empesaba…

Siempre en esta orden—

Aries.

Sagitario. 

Aquario. 

Porque en nuestra casa, 

las llamas, ganaban.

A nightly reclaiming of tomorrow.

You, 

Pisces.

The other Twins

                      we rarely speak of.

You dripped of  every sign,

ensured us of our own. 

You were not to be touched,

you were to be admired, from the biggest television in our home.


Ingrid M. Calderon-Collins is an immigrant from El Salvador. Her work has been featured in YES POETRY, Luna Luna Magazine, FIVE:2:ONE and Moonchild Magazine amid others. She was the hostess of the monthly poetry reading series, “They’re Just Words” at Book Show, where she featured poets from all over L.A. County from 2017-2019. Currently, she runs a literary magazine called “RESURRECTION mag,” where she encourages poets, artists and photographers to show the world their joys and their sorrows. She is the author of thirteen books. She lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, painter John Collins.