The Brillantina Project



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

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.