Apr. 10th, 2017

  • 4:06 PM
pridefall: (an atheist in hell | John Constantine)
I am Africa shaped by how chains and gunpowder color us all equally;
Call me trigueƱo, call me mulatto;
Cuando yo digo que mi familia es de Ponce,
That's not the beginning of a popular refrain;
It is me acknowledging that the savannah runs through my veins,
And like a hyena I have spent years gnawing on the bones of my ancestors,
Trying to separate the sound of lions from
Spanish so heavy on my tongue.


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