Nocac cani (I am)
the girls who speaks
more than one language,
but still struggles to be understood.
the girl who hears
what people say about her,
but can’t seem to get them to listen.
the girl who has
a solid identity,
but still doesn’t know which side to use.
the girl who wants
To do more than just live,
But struggles to find a reason why.
the girl who wears
her culture like a garment,
proudly displaying her roots.
Shouting from the rooftops her story
listening to the cries of her people,
possessing within herself the power of change,
desiring a better future for her and her family
the girl who will
break down barriers,
And is force to be reckoned with.
by Kenia Ruiz