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De La Olla by Kristian Espinoza

A poem on memory by Kristian Espinoza.


De La Olla


It’s the half-washed pots

The smoke stained walls


School photos colonized

By dust


Floors covered in mixed colored

Rugs


The thin paged bible devoured by

Highlighter marks


It’s this house tata bought for nana

That produced the best beans.


Beans I won’t taste anywhere else.





Hailing from Blythe, California, Espinoza's poetry paints a portrait of ancestry, memory, and heritage. He has graduated from Humboldt State University for Psychology and Ethnic Studies. De La Olla was featured in Call + Response Journal Volume I.

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