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Ink: Given

June 1, 2021

Mami has skin like peaches and cream. By chance, the day I was born I was sealed with the same fate Neither Papi, my siblings, nor my cousins look like us. The color of our skin built a barrier between...

Ink: For Our Own Good

June 1, 2021

We were never allowed to hang about the corners of the streets Not even allowed to let it cross our minds Too scared we would run into the streets and its savage crowd Or worse The streets come...

Ink: All He’s Ever Known

June 1, 2021

My father made his body crooked All his life to afford a smile on our face Once made out of clay Able to change his ways through trade Now dried out Leaving cracks on his forehead and forearms Souvenirs...

Stuck in Not-so-Wonderful-Land

Stuck in Not-so-Wonderful-Land

October 13, 2020

Something you should know  I am not from here  Big house, small town, quiet days and night  Same faces, same places, same racists  Foreign  It feels like I’m on a long, unwanted,...

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