Forever Club Q

Forever Club Q

We come to dance In six-inch stiletto heels Hips in motion Spinning as we ride the swell of a bass drum Quaking the foundation of a culture Built on the bones of children they call “those people” We come for the disco balls Glitter makeup and butterfly lashes Cheeks...
Will You Be There

Will You Be There

Will you be there? At the river As it rolls softly Over my toes That timidly tickle The colored pebbles In the shallows Lapping among the reeds And calling my name Will you be there? When the cold Nibbles at my skin Sending goosebumps Everywhere And the water Begins...
Aquí en Michigan

Aquí en Michigan

Hace calor Abuelita says We find her in the kitchen of the apartment Wearing nothing but a bra and a half slip. ¡Mami! Tia gasps I laugh, and laugh, and laugh Six-years-old and sixty Adjusting to this new place. The white people keep telling us It’s not the heat It’s...
Into the Mist

Into the Mist

Someday this summer I will cross through a mist Gravity will release my burdens And I will float, just for a second Just enough to make it through the rainbow The spectrum of color for the chosen ones The vision of the unlikely It’s the country of the lost On...