- Candida Villalta Meza
Yo quisiera romper las cadenas (I wish I could break the chains)
Of splitting my culture into two.
Soy como el agua del Océano Pacifico (I’m like the waters of the Pacific Ocean)
I flow from one culture to another,
Lo hago sin esfuerzo. (I do it with no effort)
I am fluid, containing multitudes
Not sure what to call myself,
It’s like an identity crisis.
It’s like being a hypocrite.
What a Hypocrite I am
For wanting to be a whole.
Not a half or a quarter
I am a whole.
Like my ancestors, whole.
Independence, Confidence, Honesty—
I strive to have multitudes.