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De Mi Mama

  • Author(s): Puente, Adrianna
  • et al.
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I come from hard earth and clay walls.

I come from early Sunday mornings-

the smell of myrrh and frankincense clouding my eyes.

I come from the mango trees that did not belong to me,

But still scaled up high to escape a life that was not mine.

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