Hot Tamale
by Misti Rainwater-Lites

I am a hot ass Mexican bitch.
I’m not Hispanic.
I’m not Latina.
I’m
not Spanish.
I’m bueno taco.
I’m chupacabra chica.
I’m hot
tamale Good Golly Miss Molly
Gee Wally Va Va Vroom.
You might
think I’m white
because of my beige skin
black hair and blue eyes.
You
might be fooled by my
toddler’s grasp of the language.
Don’t be
stupid.
Don’t be so American.
Don’t assume so fucking much.
Look
deeper, gringo.
Look into my Dia de los Muertos tattoo.
I am
every inch the Aztec witch.
Now amigo.
Now you know.

* * *

Misti Rainwater-Lites
has
chapbooks available from Kendra Steiner Editions, Deadbeat
Press, Scintillating Publications and Erbacce Press. Misti’s newest
full-length poetry collections, Blank Cake and
Sloppy Mouth,
will be available this spring from Coatlism Press and American
Mettle
Books
,
respectively.  Follow Misti’s blog, Ubiquitous
Dandelion
,
for updates and general goofiness.

 

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