On the Question of Race
They ask me to write down my race
And I think and think very seriously
I know I should mark Latino Caucasian
But I am more
Yes I am a proud Latina
Yes I am part Caucasian
But that's not all
Rice and beans
My dads favorite dish
What he grew up with
Where's the box that has this?
99.7 the radio station my brother loves
The music beaming from his room
Which box includes his tune?
Stir fried veggies in the kitchen
Organic Everything's never missing
And all I'm wishing is for a box I can check
that has all these listings
Big family reunions filled with music and dancing
Loving and caring
Smiling and cherishing
But I look and don't find a box that fits
So I decide to check "other" because that's the closest it gets.