Barrio Sonnet 25

barrio sonnets 25

you would see them emerge
when the sunlight disappeared
and the city lights took over
if you were lucky
usually one vato
one spraycan
usually black paint
this wall this barrio
the rattling clacking 
before the hisssssss
with precesion and ownership
of that moment
no matter who was looking
in awe in disgust in violation
in disrespect in pure admiration
flaring barrio calligraphy cadence
alll body movements
dancing in resilience rejection
begging and answering 
where you from
whose barrio is this
a glance at all bystanders
you better recognize game
when you see it
the dna of ancient wall scriber
shrilling through their caged body

homework Sun Hummingbird Warrior.jpg


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