Nadia Mota

Nadia Mota is a Chicana writer from the east side of Adrian, Michigan. She received her MFA in poetry at The University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program and is currently a Zell Fellow. You can find her in the BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT and PANK Magazine. You can also find her cooking for her friends, crying over tiny mushrooms, and falling in love with the moon.

grief poem #4, in traffic

consider the clenched fist as a demonstration of energy transfer: /
hammering a nail into the wall only for the unsightly hole it creates.