Soy boricua. In spite of my family and in spite of my country—I’m writing
the process of the Puerto Rican mind—taking it out of context—as a native
and a foreigner—expressing it through Spanish, Spanglish, and
English—Independencia, Estado Libre Asociado, and Estadidad—from the
position of a nation, a colony, and a state—Wishy, Wishy-Washy, and
Washy—not as one political party that is parted into piddly parts and
partied out. Todos los partidos están partidos y son unos partidos.
Giannina Braschi, 2011.
Giannina Braschi was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is the author of numerous collections of poetry.
Date Published: 2011-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/soy-boricua