BY: Moses Sandoval

Posted by:Professor Teresinka Pereira

Because I am hurt

by your immortality,

I am not an angel.

However I am a Chicana

since I came here

just like the ones from

”down there”.

south of the Rio Grande.

I learned how to speck

Spanish very well,

a little and bad english

with a strong accent

because in my country

I could not speak at all.

The military dictatorship*

had censured my poetry

because I was communist.

I feel very much Chicana

growing up here

with la raza Latina.

Here I am,

still in a foreign country

where Iam still needed

fighting for our rights.


* Brazil had a military dictatorship sponsored by USA, from 1964-1985

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