Oh Orlando, your rainbow heart is bleeding
Red, raining down lágrimas Latinas de colores
Lives lost, stolen in segundos, vanished
An unbelievable act, rooted in one man’s odio
Never-ending, destroying the sanctuario of many
Donde podían ser quienes eran without fear
Oh Orlando, our collective heart is bleeding
Eloísa Pérez-Lozano grew up in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Iowa State University with her M.S. in journalism and mass communication and her B.S. in psychology. A member of the Gulf Coast Poets, her poetry has been featured in The Texas Observer,aaduna, and The Acentos Review, among others.