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Here is a poetic thought for Wednesday, July 11th

A poem has the power to take us from one place of reflection and understanding to another subsequent place that may crystalize for us a better understanding of who we are, who we have become, and the road(s) we have traveled on to find our evolving spirit.   A poet maintains a particular nuanced essence and grasp of human emotions to help chart our journey.     Eloísa Pérez-Lozano (photo provided) Eloísa Pérez-Lozano prompts us to reflect with a single poem…this Wednesday on the Avenue. The Poor Age 8 My dad slows the van to a stop at a red light in Monterrey, Mexico, as my family slowly approaches my grandmother’s house after hours of driving. Th e window washers come towards us, their eyes weary and limbs barely covered by tattered clothes. The dirty water explodes on our windshield as my dad waves them off unwilling to pay for a service he didn’t ask for. But as they scrub dead bugs away with ripped up rags, I convince him it’s wort