Artemisio CR

Wetback
Depersonally

Wetback

When they called me wetback I felt Latino for the first time in years. It amazing how one     racial
slur helped clear. My scattered desk of labels.
When I got back in town I cut my hair short. Short like every other kid with the last                name
Romero. Short like my great aunt’s temper when a tourist complimented her hair,                 saying it
looked Indian. Through her lips paralyzed by a stroke she hissed and spat her mucus            with all the
hate one can spit mucus. Which is a surprising amount of hate.
He Isn’t specifically stereotypical
My feeling of isolation literal
I’ll only ever be a cultural cut out
Cut out from buttered tortillas and a low wage
Feel like I shoplifted my heritage

Depersonally

No one hates him other than his reflection
Correction
No one hates him as much as his reflection
Indention
              In the paragraph. He wrote to remind himself he’s got the characteristics of a
                 transformed
              moses staff
Staph infection
I should lose the inflection

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