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just friends

just friends “just friends,” I promise I won’t mold you into whatever I want or make you invisible I won’t inspect you dissect you and reject you I won’t beat you enslave you prostitute you fuck you, screw you, nail you, bang you, ball you and let...
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Wet Poems in the Dark

Wet Poems in the Dark The wind sings lonely moonlit breezes tonight. Oceanic echoes from places I've yet to see travel through my window softening my skin with salted kisses. A'l Cuco no le gusta que lo llamen El Cuco. When feeding him morsels of...
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Nena de La Luna 212

Nena de La Luna 212 There was a time when mattresses served as trampolines; Centerpieces in fields of rubble. Gasoline perfumed the air, garbage bins large enough to conceal hosts of sins still smoked Plumes on the wind from last night’s bonfire...
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Soñamos y Lucharemos

Soñamos y Lucharemos We are, Somos, lo que soy Descendants of the hopeful and the practical whose dreams tacked down the uneven path for who we are today. Leaving all that they knew to follow a dream into the unknown. From barro to concrete...
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Chapter 3 Peinate el pelo

Chapter 3 Peinate el pelo El que no tiene Dinga Tiene Mandinga. “Carmelita ven a peinarte el pelo” “ Ya voy mami” Uhhhhh,How I hated when mami used to comb my hair! I have curly hair and for some people they will call it: "pelo Malo". Mami had a...
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Rican Issues

Rican Issues Say W hat? Could you please, Pleaseeeeeeeeeee repeat Did you said:” Molleta? Prieta? Morena? Ohh African! Hmmmmm, Soy Puertoriqueña. Yes, P uertorican. That I don’t look W hat ? Oh , I guess I don’t look cafe con leche mancha de plátano...
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Untitled

Untitled Iam Amapolas Chrysanthemums Guanábana And the tender meat of ripe mangoes. My skin have bathe in crimson roses And birth life In a jungle Of impossibilities. This body have Rebirth scars That lacerated the souls of thousands of warriors...
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Subway Poem

Subway Poem for Pedro I saw you in Grand Central today O this scorching hot summer day In the tunnel far from the sun 50 feet below street level In the underground hazy humidity of New York City’s MTA You were on your way Pressed tightly against the...
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Off Goes My Heart to Good Will

Off Goes My Heart to Good Will Red bag (almost brand new) (found a pair of earrings in the inside pocket /mis-matched and sparkly black bag (the one you wore everyday) red hat lady canvas shoulder bag, purple and red animal print pajamas you wore as...
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Poem for My Grifa-Rican Sistah Or Broken Ends Broken Promises

Poem for My Grifa-Rican Sistah Or Broken Ends Broken Promises

for my twin sister Melissa, who endured it with me

Braids twist and tie constrain baby naps never to be free braids twist and tie contain / hold in...

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Centro Voices (ISSN: 2379-3864).
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