Question #13 Extended
(Misconceptions of a Latina)
I handed in my application.
“Question #13 is incorrect” she said,
So, I checked, but it wasn’t,
It stated: Are you an American citizen?
Could I blame her?
I’m five feet tall with long midnight hair and dark eyes
Thick lips, wide hips and big thighs,
Bypass my Bachelor, 15 years of experience, my resume must be all lies.
She must have thought I was a:
But I am an American too
I am also
Catracha, Maya y Garifuna
La misa at Juan Batista,
La sinagoga, estilo Espanola, tan linda.
Los Christianos y los Judios
Los Mulatos y los Mestizo
Los Conversos y los Cryptos
From the ruins of Copan to la Isla de Roatan
Tegucigalpa, San Pedro and Tela Beach
Dancing Punta, my history, our speech
Puchica Voz! Can’t you see?
I may be American, but Honduras resides in these genes.