By Pat Mora
Like Sonia Sanchez and Sandra Cisneros, Pat Mora attracts on oral and lyrical traditions; she reclaims the heritage and tradition of her Mexican roots, specifically actual and imagined Mexican girls of the prior, from a tribute to Frida Kahlo to an interview with an Aztec goddess.
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Women are women. I'm not competitive and motherhood isn't about numbers, but four hundred sons and a daughter may be a record even without the baby. There's something wrong in this world if a woman isn't safe even when she sweeps her own house, when any speck can enter even through the eye, I'll bet, and become a stubborn tenant. Rule 3: Protect your uterus. Conceptions, immaculate and otherwise, happen. Dew Page 61 drops in, if you know what I mean. Men know. They stay full of themselves, keeps occupancy down.
Glare scorches their eyes and throats until turistas y su dinero sail, hands and hearts heavy with bundles. Son niños,' I'd yell, but they baked them in that horno, baked them to their bones, pobrecitos. I bought a little house a hiding place. " Wind runs round, around the widow's hushed home Page 83 like children chase themselves in rain, mouths open, ready to swallow what falls from the sky. Page 84 Napping Sunday Afternoon What does he dream, este muchacho stretched out carelessly on Sunday afternoon, how he trusts us not to stir him from the shade.
Ah, observe the ingenuity of the Honduran peasant.