politics Category

Abuela’s Ashes

They sense you, you know, your songs spill to the streets. They hear you, in the line outside, discussing a new centrist party, that will definitely work out, and an article you read, in Lenny, about why ironic, hipster racism, is actually the best weapon against the far right, or something. They are hunting you, […]

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A Letter To My Fifteen Year Old Self

Hey, It’s me, or rather, you, from the future. Put down the star trek fan fiction, we need to talk. I have good news and bad news. The good news is, you having fuller lips won’t be as bad as you think. Sure, you get made fun of it for now, but in about ten […]

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Kneeling In The Garden

Deep under dirt, I grow, audacious, ferocious, fed by rain, you sought to deny me, formally segregated sprinkles. I will grow, and glow, under my moonlight, and bloom, in the morning, to kneel, with all the other flowers, you denied the right to exist, in your garden. Order “Stormy Weather” here Order “Last Of The […]

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Touristification

You are a tornado. We took you into our arms, but you spin out of control, and tip trouble down your throat. Por favor, no grites tan fuerte. Our streets weep, at your devastation, as you scream at us, in English, as if it will magically translate, the louder you become. Deja de beber tanto. […]

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Women Who Work (Really Hard At Pretending To Be Allies)

She tapped on a screen, as if it meant the same, as standing with the brave, and using her freedom, to free them. I am proud I will say I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans of the LGBTQ Americans my Dad targets who have made immense contributions to our […]

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