I Love A…ME…RICA by mary ann brooks

i love A (chica) ME (que muy) RICA

i love
A (chica) Me (que muy) RICA
because she
the chica
has survived AMERICA
she found audre lord
on her own accord
she channels langston hughes
in times like these
to find ease
in the art of living
i love A (chica) Me (que muy) RICA
because she has style and sophistication
when it comes to negotiating
her dignity
in a land that has denied
her humanity
a land where she lives in exile
from her own ancestry
i love me
mary ann brooks
A (chica) Me (que muy) RICA because

mary ann brooks
movement artist/vocalist

“…my only true country is my body.” Faustin Linyekula


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