I used to call myself Hispanic like I meant it.
I had no clue my 12 year baby face was pumped full
of imperialism and colonization
like a bloated fish in poison waters
Now I hear Hispanic and I think of
Brisenia Flores and Valeria Tachiquin Alvarado
walmart aisles of brittle corn tortillas
—Wish You Were Here
Incubus - Wish You Were Here
I dig my toes into the sand.
The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds strewn across a blue blanket.
I lean against the wind, pretend that i am weightless and in this moment i am happy.