Skip to content


August 19, 2009

By Carmen Tafolla

They say I don’t look thirty
They also say
I don’t look Mexican.
They mean them, I guess
as compliments.

If that is so,
then it must be
to not be
or Mexican.

I guess,
they don’t
(as much)
like people
who are over
or too

But now they know
and therefore, I guess
it means
that now
they don’t
(as much)
like me.

This poem is from Tafolla’s collection Sonnets to Human Beings

Visit Carmen Tafolla

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: