Jenny the Artist – 1


Jenny the Artist

Color photo of my fiancé, Jennifer C. Fuentes, writer, artist, and cofounder of DSTL Arts, a nonprofit arts mentorship organization for at-risk youth, taken in April, 2014 at the Chocolate and Art Show at KGB Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

Photo taken with a Nikon D7000 DSLR camera, using Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens, and edited using Apple Aperture and Adobe Photoshop CS5.5.

Just Like Javi


Little boy waiting for the bus
on the corner with Mom,
his little belly sticking out

Destination clearly marked,
yellow rectangle of paper
pinned to his shirt.
Mrs. Miller’s class.

His deep brown eyes penetrate mine.
The fullness of his cheeks remind
me of someone
I used to know.

Angry, he stares
at the world in silence
while the others know
the routine.

I think, don’t be mad.
It’s just Kindergarten.