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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
And eggs.

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About Daniel Romo

Author of When Kerosene's Involved (Mojave River Press, 2014) and Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013). I'm partial to prose poems. Alliteration. And fragments.

6 responses »

  1. good topic. thanks for sharing info

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  2. I’ll have a plate of that, too, please. I’m an egg person myself (just pile up the sunny-side-up). 😉 With chorizo or longganisa (similar to chorizo in terms of preparation), fried.

    This is seriously making me hungry.

    Taking pride in one’s native cuisine — that’s admirable in my book. Cheers.

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  3. Ok. But I think you already saw that poem. It’s just republished. Don’t say the “s” word.

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    • yep, I have. I like that one.
      that is a really cool site. I’m going to explore it further when I have time. geez, I miss those summer days!! (oops–does that “s” word count?)

      take it easy…

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  4. hey-congrats!!

    I’ll check it out tomorrow when I can keep my eyes open. (this first week of school was a killer…)

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