I once longed to be....

The enemy is brownness and whiteness, maleness and femaleness.

The enemy is our urgent need to stereotype and close off people, places, and events into isolated categories.

Hatred, distrust, irresponsibility, unloving, sexism, and racism in their myriad forms, cloud our visions and isolate us.

I once longed to be white…

It was only a matter of time until I could no longer carry any more insults.

I have no solution but to go on. I am not a sheltered little “wetback,” I will not carry the stigma that so many people have tried to burden me with.

Poetry Slam: 
This poem is about: 
Me
My family

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