La Bruja y La Frontera

Bruja 1
Words by Rios de la Luz (2015)

An excerpt from La Bruja y La Frontera from my chapbook Interstellar Bruja (2016)

“Mamá preferred uppercase letters when she scribbled into lemon yellow slips of paper. She folded the paper in half and stuffed it into a sweet tangerine. Then, with thin pink thread, she wrapped the little tangerine until you couldn’t see its original skin color. She dipped the pink orb into honey and then dipped the sticky orb into a turquoise bowl filled to the brim with spherical sprinkles. I used to lick my fingers and then dip my hand into the bowl. I pretended they were mini planets and my body was another dimension for them to rest in.”

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