I am from xboxes, Axe shampoo, and black fans that stand on the floor. I am from the parks, playing video games in rooms for hours inside and water parks on hot days. I am from a neighborhood by the George Washington Bridge, cars speeding fast by me and the bodega on the corner that makes pastelitos. I am from beefy curry, flames from the gas stove, and sounds of the washing machine. From Mirta, Mario and Sandra. I am from the sports people, the good smelling people and the hard workers. from prestar atención, Marito sale a limpiar tu cuarto (Mario, go and clean up your room). I’m from candles with angels on them and a wooden crucifix above the door. I’m from the Heights with family from the DR. from a sister who thinks she saw God when she was sick. Around the house, the old box of Nintendo games I “don’t play with anymore and my parents old wedding album. I am from those moments.
A Neighborhood by the George Washington Bridge by Mario
June 15, 2021