We are pleased to welcome Deniz “de!colonize” Lopez, who will be reading at our August 1st Library Reading Series event. She has agreed to share some of her work with us in advance of the event.
A week of peppers
Stems broken off
Seared con amor
To the aroma
Week of Peppers
Open My senses
This week of Peppers
En Mi Boca
What Love Tastes Like
To My Grandma Chia… this 2nd of November 2007
always the one to come to- for the best chisme
always the place to go- for a steaming cup of cafe
always the epicenter and queen of our existence..
that was chia. that is chia.
always laughing or cracking a joke
noticing how the novelas provoked- her.
to the point where she was moody all day – because Ruby was playing with Alejandro’s head..
she was outspoken and vulgar with
bible and rosario in hand –
and everyone knew her as the mera mera- the ultimate
hispanic with extra mexi-slang
always faithful to her God and her misunderstood husband
always partial to the boys
always puffing a cigarette- even when it started to kill her
always loving and happy to see you
she was all that is Lopez in me
she is all that’s a fighter and lover in me
always-never could anyone else be- her
my abuela Lucia- better known as Grandma Chia- on North Super.