t-mag Visual Residency #8: EL PELELE




Carita Triste by El Pelele


"I wake up, and I see what I want to see,

just what I want to see.


My new profile pic is him,

uglier than ever.


My phone is a crystal ball.

Notifications come and go.

I open them

and open them again.


The screen turns off, and I see myself

prettier than ever.


The screen turns on

and everything’s like that dream

where I fade away

in front of the mirror."