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Life, suffering and death--
the eternal holy trinity.
Already I know too much
about numbers two and three
and am still trying to
figure out what
Life really is.
Is it the routine
and plodding of our days,
the bittersweet bread
earned by the
salt sweat of our brows?
If so, I want nothing
of that life.
It shackles me.
I have no need
for a daily chain.
I want air, sun, grass and
mud below my feet,
not pretty distraction
and consecutive chapters.
Freedom, I await you

however you choose to come.

© Amina Muñoz Ali. Published by permission in Centro Voices on 11 April 2015.

Centro Voices (ISSN: 2379-3864).
The views expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of Centro Voices, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies or Hunter College, CUNY.