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Doble Trenta.

DOBLE TRENTA

 We played doble-trenta after school
 Hiding in dark places
 where not even spiders would be found

 we were running kids
 black and white and brown
 from taino, ciboney, and castellan

 not afraid of the dark
 not afraid of the echoes of long forgotten footsteps
 that the nuns with wooden rulers left behind

 not afraid of the junkies sleeping under newspapers
 In the corner of the yard

 not afraid of the sirens whizzing by
 on their way to a caserio or a morgue

 not afraid of stray dogs
 wandering hungrily with vacant eyes

 not afraid of long forgotten wars
 that coursed throughout our veins.
 Not afraid of each other's future rage


EDUARDO DEL RIO

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE
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Author:del Rio, Eduardo
Publication:Journal of Caribbean Literatures
Article Type:Poem
Date:Sep 22, 2011
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