We were shooting marbles with our older brother
Arnulfo kneeling on a patch of dirt
Front of a mud brown apartment building
Clink as one marble collides into another
He won a ruby glass Cleary
Shiny marbles, shiny joy in our eyes
As he was 27 and playing with us kids
My little brother Herbie and me
Written By: Rocio Ramirez
Rocio Ramirez is a Counselor who works with families. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Certificate in Expressive arts therapies. She has been a Presenter for IVAT, Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Trauma, in La Jolla. She has recently presented on the use of Sandplay therapy and Collage with Domestic violence survivors. She is currently writing a book on sandplay therapy and art therapy with disenfranchised populations. She is always happiest when she is next to the sea.
Art Title: Canid I
Artist: Teresa Beatty
San Francisco based artist, Teresa Beatty, has spent the last few years honing her skills in printmaking and drawing. Her interests span from scientific illustration to art therapy. In pursuit of bettering her craft she’s traveled across the globe. She uses art as a tool for healing, expression and connection.