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Blood

July 29, 2020

PROMPT: Roots

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if you were to grab me by the arm 
and cut me open 
out would come leaking 
all that i am

out would come the red, white, and green
of my home country's colors
and an eagle would burst out of my skin 
snake in mouth 

out would come the voices of my people
dripping with liveliness and pride 
a Spanish chorus 
with no music 

out would come the scent of seafood
certainly Japanese 
but so distant
it is hard for even myself to make out

and if you were to look me in the eyes 
at that very moment
you would see
the steaming hot plate of tamales on Christmas 
a cross in every room of the house
my mother dancing to cumbias in the morning
the mysterious painting of the geisha in my grandmother's room 

you would look at me
and we would both smile 

if you were to grab me by the arm 
and cut me open 
out would come leaking 
all that i am

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5 Comments
  • Eblinn

    this is so fluently written, awesome!
    (also, I noticed that you've read The Secret Life of Bees and Turtles all the way down, which I have too :)


    7 months ago
  • Ree Sethu

    Amazing!!!!


    8 months ago
  • ek503

    This is really good! I love the way it flows


    9 months ago
  • D.G.

    Thank you!


    9 months ago
  • musiphant

    I love love love this!! The style is awesome and I love how you used the prompt! It's really impressive and I really like it!


    9 months ago