along the windowsill

Rainraants stream in

seeking water

Rainraall day I wait

meanwhile a small spider

Rainradrowns in my dog’s bowl

my friend several states away says

Rainralet me move my computer

so you can hear the rain

Cintia Santana’s work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, The Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Pleiades, The Threepenny Review, West Branch, and other journals. Brian Teare selected her poem, “REIGN,” for the Best New Poets 2020 anthology. Her work has benefitted from the support of CantoMundo and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program fellowships. Currently, she teaches fiction and poetry workshops in Spanish, as well as literary translation courses at Stanford University. Her first manuscript, The Disordered Alphabet, is forthcoming from Four Way Books.