Bonita pretty // in the face Chismosa a gossiper // they say i am Dulce sweet // I ooze & drip the Gorda fat // the heaviness I carry Gringra american // they call me Hija a daughter // a seed Mala a bad girl // rotting from the outside in Mami a mother // gives birth to Muerte death // the end that follows Pecadora a sinner // a fisher of Peligrosa dangerous // women Puta a whore // spread out across an alter Santa a saint // that serves herself Sin Vergenza shamelessly // I dance without my name Tierna tender // breasted before breakfast Valiente valiente // is what I say I am Vulnerable vulnerable // is how I feel sometimes Vulgar vulger // is what they'll remember me by
Michelle Garcia Fresco is an Afro-Latinx poet and organizer based in Boston. She is currently a rising senior at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Double majoring in Creative Writing and Sociology.
Believing in the power of poetry as a medium for social justice. Garcia`s writing is often inspired by the women in her family, social and racial injustices in America, coping with loss and mental health, as well as her Dominican roots.