Outside of the inside

 

 

So I told him,
I
Wear myself outside of the inside
Like a flag or banner
I wear who I am
Outside of the inside
I
Speak in parables
In stories and poems
And I wear myself
Outside of myself
Like a flag or banner
Like the majestic flag of Puerto Rico,
The one that was forbade to the Boricua people
When the United States came and took over
I wear myself proudly
Like an old Puerto Rican woman hails her flag
That is how I wear who I am
Outside of the inside, I
Wear who I am like a flag
Do not mince words and
Enjoy whiskey with my poems and
Cannabis with my paintings and
Wine goes very well with motherhood and University school work
I
Wear who I am
Outside of the inside
Like a flag or banner
In my articles of clothing you see the years of old punk rock shows and
Late nights and
Road trips and
The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan and
The Sex Pistols
The Toasters
The Specials
And the
Songs of Hector Lavoe, that sing sweet melodies to my soul, indeed
And I wear who I am
Outside of the inside
Like a flag or banner
What you see
Is what you get
I am
Boricua.

 

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