SAMPLE POEM

Jota Poetics

 

 

Broken tongues speak

jotas into harmony

full of living theory

and supported creativity

 

Communing thru generations

with break of dawn conversations

dancing thru the night

dodging neon lights

sweating out the trickery

blinking back tunnel visions

remembering our whole selves in ceremony

with new ways of defining healthy

 

We are a bless-ed home

warmed by unexpected guests

we are voice

soaring above the air

healing all who come in contact

 

We are el conflicto rico y dolor

making-love-making-conscious

our praxis

 

We are loss

found in your forgiving arms

we are mystery

la gente

the lonely

a prison block

fighting to keep the mind free

 

Defiant vulnerability

precious

with a reinforced foundation

We are the threads that weave

a bed for you to lay

the wild roots that can’t be cut back

the skirts of a volcano con su boca ebullada

the cactus flower blooming in the desert

 

We are letting go

holding space for the “mmm” not yet named

 

We are the ones

la Jotería

speaking

broken

tongue harmony.

 

 

 

                                 from The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética

                                                         © Maya Chinchilla, 2014

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