I, first feeling this sunken heat, first
scraping this grain desert, first
sitting under verdant walls, I

first touching these rooted crags, first
tripping in the mountain’s gloam, first
reaching this brackish fountain, I

first holding the ocean, first
drinking its salt poison, first
sinking to my knees, I

first trying to understand, I

first trying to speak


— T. J. Garcia

T.J. Garcia is in a constant state of discovery when it comes to writing, living somewhere between Orange County, California, and the internet. He is a full time university student, and in his free time works as a Gallery Moderator for