Caroliena Cabada is a writer based in Ames, Iowa.

Recent Publications

Here, there is sunlight on the dewdrops / glistening the leaves. Glitter hints / the snap peas they’ll grow into / end of spring.

“Is it nice where you are?” Verse-Virtual Pandemic Poems, April 14th, 2020

Resilience has a limit. To stay / sequestered for so long invites indifference.

“Sonnet Staying In,” Verse-Virtual Pandemic Poems, April 14th, 2020

my toes under covers, under / warmth when cold air / through the window / is the closest / to outside I can get.

“I have been burying,” Across the Social Distances, April 11th, 2020

Today’s // time and the to-do list. Trim fingernails and / dismantle capitalism.

“Untitled,” Backchannels Journal, Instant Publishing – The Pandemic Issue, April 3rd, 2020

The river once flooded the K through 8 / school in my hometown. When the waters took / weeks to recede, they held classes in the / town’s only peach-colored outlet mall.

“True Story,” As It Ought To Be Magazine, January 27th, 2020

One long night in December, Orion—yes that Orion—was my lover.

“Star Count of Orion,” jmww, January 22nd, 2020