Morena 1
Words by Rios de la Luz (2015)

Morena from The Pulse between Dimensions and The Desert (Ladybox Books 2015)

I want to talk about my brown skin. I have to talk about it. The spectrum of my ability to travel through shades is incomparable. I don’t get red like a frustrated pale walker in the middle of a Macy’s. The internet advertised a different price and things are never easy. I become deeper browns. I become enriched with the blanket of the poor. Those women who wear the coat of bronze as a status symbol of vacations could never sit with me.

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