GETTING MY SHIT TOGETHER
I am relentless.
Una Adelita - cloaked in a pedigree,
rich in hierarchy, valor not lost in whispering winds of history.
This is my birthright.
A token of gratitude
for all those faded in remnant residue.
My ancestors - Mestizos y Tarascan
native tongue displaced throughout stretched time.
I am reincarnated warrior -
Frida of my life to create beauty
in healing presences.
My soul ignited for knowledge
and twisting words I am
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.
The convictions that are held
through battles within are lead by
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla - my independence
is won with every breathe I take.
A protector to my daughter,
I am Cuauhtemoc, and she
is the greatest treasure.
My aching past is the grounding foundation
to new kingdom coming - a bright revolution
with Zapata in my glimmering eyes
of a hopeful future.
I am relentless,
and this -
is my birthright.