The secret of my heart
is my own legend.
I could tell but I won’t,
not even for money.
—from 2018 Rattle Young Poets Anthology
Why do you like to write poetry?
Scarlet Esparza-Pasos:: “When I was little I was so small my brother thought I was a doll. When I’m writing I feel like I’m trapped in a tube with a bunch of ideas and I like that. Where I live there are bobcats and mountain lions.”