SHADES OF BROWN

by Ángel F. Sandoval on March 13, 2013 - 3 comments


A Quick Quihúbole

  Truth is, I wrote this for the Chicanao Mestizaje del Valle Imperial, for the shades of brown.  And so, even though I know this might not shade everyone in The Desert, I hope the Shades stretch and reach that certain someone…or two or 70-something-percent.

See, I’m not coming to you with a black\and\or\white perspective here; I’m talking about the shades of brown: and that’s the truth, you know.  I want you to see the truth, to see your shades.

Cuz, la neta-la neta, the truth comes in shades of brown—just look around.  And when truth is written down, truth is poetry.  And this is my poetry : these are my Shades of Brown.

Puro Chicanao Love.

Angel eFe Sandoval

el Part-Time poeta                                                                                          CalifAztlán 2012

year of the new movement

c/s

 

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3 comments so far ↓

  • 1 Kim McMillon // Mar 16, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Thank you for writing this exquisite work.

  • 2 Eileen Tabios // Mar 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Urgent and necessary poems — glad to see the collection published and glad to have read it.

  • 3 jpvm // Mar 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    ¿¡Brole!? ¡Calecia!
    Seriously, good stuff. Made me homesick for the Valley and my people.

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