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Who I Am (Nuyorican)

Who I Am (Nuyorican) I walk down Lex with the stride of a native Nuyorican (like I got somewhere to go). And I know who I am / as I turn the corner swing past the multi-colored row of double parked cars / in front of the Kingdom Hall Church past the...
Tue
07
Apr
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A LADY

A LADY

THERE’S A LADY/ IN HER 50’S 6O’S/ SHE’S DRESSED ACTUALLY MORE SWADDLED IN LAYERS/ SWOLLEN

IN OVERSIZE BLACK SWEAT PANTS/ LIME GREEN JACKET WITH NEON WHITE STRIPES/ HOOD COVERS

HEAD UNDER SHE WEARS A BLACK SKULL CAP...

Tue
07
Apr
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Man Brought Down

Man Brought Down for Eric Garner man brought down we saw the footage over and over again and again each time more painful more wrong the man wide big looked strong as a bull tall but gentle he was it was there in his eyes a gentle man not looking...
Tue
07
Apr
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Rite of Passage for the Dolphins and Whales of Denmark and Japan

By Nancy Mercado

Rite of Passage for the Dolphins and Whales of Denmark and Japan

In the harbor

Men damn our existence

Plunging sickles into the hearts of our...

Tue
07
Apr
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But Just a Few

By Nancy Mercado

But Just a Few

I sit where a tree has a grand view to the sea

Where lizards climb down from shady hideouts to say hello on breezy afternoons...

Tue
07
Apr
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From The Moment You Died

From The Moment You Died for my father

From the moment you died Until it was time to bury you It poured wind-swept torrential rains Lightning and thunder Shook the coffin your wife chose From a full-color glossy...
Tue
07
Apr
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Tato Laviera

By Nancy Mercado

Tato Laviera

Monarch of exuberant madness

Roaring to the saints

Dancing to the tune

Of oceans and mild sea...

Tue
07
Apr
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Fernando Salicrup Presente

Fernando Salicrup Presente In honor of Co-Founder El Taller Boricua

Standing still in the center of storms, during strife and change he created a movement. In flux with all the political changes in El Barrio he along with others created...

Tue
07
Apr
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My Nuyorican Puerta

My Nuyorican Puerta

Storefront with a beat up bar I entered mid day/ mid week with my tattered paper. Tattered paper filled with words written unevenly fragmented and misspelled words: capturing a carved out moment of someone else’s...

Tue
07
Apr
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Life's Afternoon

Life's Afternoon She was crazy once herself, didn't know who or what she wanted to be. Every couple of days she would suffer from a nauseous heartbeat and deep-breathing confusion, wanting someone to be there, even a friend-- but no one knew her...

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