Lengua

The day we left one world

& found another. estavanos

todavía enredado con el otro

lado. it was since then que

nunca paramos de llamar.

nunca paramos de gritar. & 

I was there through it all.

looking for todas las palabras 

que perdimo en el camino.

since the day we first started

screaming. fui un machete 

in your mouth. a hollow hole 

adonde enteramos las memorias

of men we made metaphors 

from the night before. 

i`ve helped you swallow 

the taste of salt y hierro.

the bitterness stemming de sacrificio.

de mujeres bellas blooming from 

taste buds en tu suenos.

there are borders like oceans 

spilling into each other.

no hay miedo 

aqui.I float en seas of saliva.

bound to your body I lick all 

of your wounds clean. 


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.