Carlos Antonio Piñón

Carlos Antonio Piñón is a Chicago-born artist and writer seeking to destroy the sentence. His work has been featured in several recycle bins throughout the city, most often with a better draft already in progress.

Carlos's biggest secret is that he has no idea how to write. Like no idea. He just kind of smashes the keys on his laptop hoping they form complete sentences. He wrote his last essay by throwing darts at a dictionary.

A Single Leaf

by Carlos Antonio Piñón
March 4, 2014

Most of us have stories like this, / where there were bits and pieces missing. / Except for me— / my entire life is a mystery for me. / If one were to forget only a detail, / that would be all I could remember. / For a tree to lose a single leaf, / it is still surrounded by many more for weeks to come. / And I, with a single leaf, cannot bear the thought / that my leaf will dry and crumble away. / Though there are times when memery plagued me, / I learned to treasure those single moments. / I become an investigator of my own self, / raking introspection like photographs.

Carlos Antonio Piñón

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