Glancing at the Skyline in San Antonio, Texas

Author | Zoya Zia

Red and yellow panels cover
five-star windows, reviving
winter skies that watch over

rustic haciendas and eroded
walls of conquest—streets follow
the sometimes blue, sometimes

green river that speaks by
bending through lively markets
eager to befriend changing San

Antonio—years have hardened
mounted statues but horse-drawn
carriages beckon spring in every

clankity step, pacing only as time
can and will continue to pace as
old meets new in this city of color.


About the Author | Zoya Zia is an opinionated third-year trying to educate herself on just about everything. As an International Relations & Global Studies major, she has an affinity for learning languages. With minors in Latin American Studies and Arabic, she enjoys cultural studies, discussing foreign policy, reading poetry, and of course, writing. Although she was born in Albuquerque, she sees herself caught between the Atlantic Ocean. As a Pakistani-American, she never feels quite at home in either country. However, she hopes to make the world a more welcoming place for all through an undivided emphasis on human rights and social justice. Whenever she's not condemning political corruption, you can usually find her drinking some chai.