January 2008 / Volume Eight / Issue One
Luis Rivas
Enemigo

the mexican customers
talk to me in really bad
broken english
and i respond back
in spanish
at first
but they insist
on talking back
in english anyway
practicing this new language
so i talk back
in broken english
mocking them

because
if they canít see
that iím mexican
or that i at least speak
the language
well, fuck them

the worst enemy
of the mexican
is the mexican.
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