Nicholas Brown is a first-generation Mexican American. His poetry appears, or is forthcoming, in Apogee, Cosmonauts Avenue, DIALOGIST, New Delta Review, and elsewhere. He works as a proposal writer for an engineering consultation firm. 

1 poem by Nicholas Brown

Do You Give

a slice of heaven         

                                    for a moment

you said is all

                                                                        we need

                                                                                                when I ask

                                                                        I want death

            to cool

                                    my hands

            if you listen    

                                                                                    I can hear

                                                                                                            you but cant

                                                                                    meet where

                        theres a country

                                                               burning a

                        people we cant leave

                                                                                                for paradise hungry

                                                                                                                                     to taste

                                                                                                a chance do you find

                                    heaven all that

                                                                          good

                                    to us