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Raquel

I stand blistered
    swollen child
repeating words
heard
in kitchens

en las cocinas
de mis abuelas, tias, primas

a salve spread over
history wounds

Her words squeezed
spread on me
an ointment for
those repeated
rapes

Su corazon mi unico
respaldo

She stands
a healing mass
a tether
to
my undoing.


by Mariposazul

     

Sorrow by Minna Vainio
"Sorrow"
by Minna Vainio

     

Mariposazul writes to release all those things we think about but never say because, well, it isn't deemed appropriate or acceptable by whomever. As a woman, she finds herself shuting up too much, or not saying anything in situations in which she needs to speak up in. She's been writing poetry since she was in third grade, and has been published in 'Cipactli', the literary journal for the La Raza department at San Francisco State University. Currently she's working on getting into a special major (combining La Raza with Women Studies and English) MA program and exploring the fun-filled world of temp work.

   
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