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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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