by Alex Negrón
She dreamed a snake,
I saw Amerika’s mask fall off
Its disfigured face.
His tongue hisses
The body slithers
Venom courses through the veins
Of the Mississippi like the virus
His campaign became a fuselage for
“Let’s build a wall!”
“They steal, pillage and rape!”
“Let’s make Amerika great—
Will that wall finally satisfy
your savage thirst?
Grab a mirror.
The globe sees you at your worst.
Claims of a land that’s free.
It’s a nation that is advanced
in racial and gender inequality.
Oppression prevails for the sake
Natives slaughtered and displaced.
Africans turned into perpetual slaves.
Latino/as scolded for seeking a better
When has Amerika ever been great?!
Perhaps it was when Jim Crow
thrived during its hey-day.
Disregard the people’s concerns
You incarcerate and/or
You do this so that the 1%
can get a better tax break.
call me every name
I still reject your racist
Never will be consumed
by Trump’s poisonous venom…
Alex is a brother who is currently incarcerated.