I Too
Milton Flores
inspired by Julia Alvarez and Langston Hughes

I too sing America

I speak from a small country,
With Salvadoran blood inside of me,
Speaking Spanish at my house,
Going outside and speaking a different one
Hanging out with friends at school,
I was born in America but raised as a Hispanic,
2 cultures in my brain,
Very happy for where I’m from
Coming from the pupusas and the horchatas at my house,
And the pizza or hot dogs outside,
My body is split in half mentally but physically I'm one

I too sing America.

 © 2019 Milton Flores