lazarus / eric james cruz 


The hand that swept


dust off my face


carried voices


kept the dark

that one beautiful noise

growing in my chest


since birth.


Eric James Cruz is a high school English teacher and poet who lives in San Antonio, Texas.  His works have most recently appeared inBlack Napkin Press, River River Review, and Carve.  He is currently pursuing his M.F.A. in poetry at the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.