Mexican In France – Sandra Cisneros

Mexican in France

He says he likes Mexico.
Especially all that history.
That’s what I understand
although my French
is not that good.

And wants to talk
about U.S. racism.
It’s not often he meets
Mexicans in the south of France.

He remembers
a Mexican Marlon Brando once
on French tv.

How, in westerns,
the Mexicans are always
the bad guys.  And–

Is it true
all Mexicans
carry knives?

I laugh.
–Lucky for you
I’m not carrying my knife

He laughs too.
–I think
the knife you carry
is abstract.

Mexican In France – Sandra Cisneros

A diary, a poem, who knows. one of the best.

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