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Monday, February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017
 

This Moment / Right Now

 
Roberto Carlos Garcia
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About This Poem

 

"I attended the poet Monica Hand's homegoing service recently and was grateful and humbled by how fully she lived her life and her dream of becoming a poet. Every time I attend a service and say goodbye to someone, I contemplate what living a life amounts to, especially if that person departed suddenly. I'm overwhelmed by the thought of billions of people caught up in a moment, and I obsess over how many people stay caught up in life instead of truly living their dream—I question that."
—Roberto Carlos Garcia

 

Roberto Carlos Garcia is the author of Melancolía (Červená Barva Press, 2016). He teaches at Union County College and lives in suburban New Jersey.

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Melancolía

(Červená Barva Press, 2016) 

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This Moment / Right Now by Roberto Carlos Garcia