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   IN OUR OWN VOICES
      
          
Hissspanicsss

 

hisss panicsss

 your panic

her panic

their panic

our panic

whose panic

HISSS panic

 

so much raza

el patrón panicsss

he’s in a tizzy

all this brown

makes him sooo dizzy

he needs to homogenize

a toda la gente

 

hisss panicsss

 as in from Hissspania?

where’s that?

non-existent country

non-existent people

no history or geography

 no tongue to speak

of struggle 

 

 

 

hisss panicsss

does it make me

more acceptable?

hisss panicsss

the ultimate white wash

it’s hisss panic

     to erase un MOVIMIENTO

 

hissspanicsss

with lots of mayo

is a big patty melt

y hasta con guaca moe lee

hisss panicsss

mcpanicsss

coorspanicsss

 

chale!  not me!

no way!

that ain’t mine baby

I continue to be

Sí yo sigo siendo

simplemente

pura RAZA

    Elba Rosario Sánchez

 

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