I discovered a new site of interest today. It’s called Xican@ Poetry Daily. After exploring a bit, I submitted some pieces and one of them is up today (with more possibly in the future). Here is the link. Xicano Poetry Daily
The art of poetry is a diverse world, and sites such as this showcase the differences. And maybe I’m contradicting myself and may ruffle a few feathers, but the art generally attracts a certain “demographic” of writers. Hence as a Latino poet, I’m honored to represent my ethnicity. The following light-hearted poem is a different piece than the aforementioned, but relevant.
Chorizo and Eggs
Surrounded by people of pigmentation
Predominantly lighter than mine,
It’s a must my cultural preservation,
The Latino way I dine.
It’s what keeps me grounded
Like an Incan Fortress
Cemented to my roots.
Deep with heritage
Glowing with pride
A fact I can’t refute.
And despite the quiche and espresso walls
And the variety for which Vanillaland begs,
I prefer to forgo Spinach soufflés,
Opting for my chorizo