Worlds from Other Tongues

Poetry by Santiago Rivera


Can you help me?


Asks the old man,

in an accented tune.


Si, claro!


I wave with a response

in my proud mother tongue.


Fire eyed, he scorns, looks off-

and says,


No, no, no, English, please.



 

Santiago Rivera (he/him) is a writer and organizer based out of South Florida.

Image by Guillermo Ferla

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