3 Shelves
Chicano/
Chicana/
Mestizo/
Latinx/
studies.

Deep in a concrete jungle,
their young spines,
in parallel,
rest upon each other.

Within each one,
a revolutionist,
a poet,
a scholar,
a warrior,
a statistic.

Surrounded,
outnumbered,
by their victim-in-arms.

The modern day Aztecs,
Mayans,
Olmec,
Inca.

Their land reduced
to 3 shelves.
Victor Reyes Espinoza
Published in Issue 40