Lucina Da Costa Gomez

 

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“E luga sosial di e hendemuhe tin ku keda fortifika mientrastantu tiki tiki sosiedat lo tin ku kustuma ku e aktitut di e hendemuhe lo kambia mas i mas den futuro pa desaroya su persona, su balor propio.” – Lucinda Da Costa Gomez – 5 April 1929 – 8 Yanuari 2017

 

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Skapareina

Nicole-Lake-Bringamosa-2016-Libertado

Fuga huntu ku felisidat,
hui pa forsa un matris nobo, liber
den un plantashi putri.
Eskoltando e strea nort for di
inhustisia hubenil.
Krimen gubernamental organisa no por prospera.

Ta bosnan a frakasa
Ta bosnan a krea
skolnan pober i riku
barionan margina
laga nan kai den un trektu di tormentá
matansa sosial organisa pa plaka brutu
migrando pa un mundu mahestuoso
algu natural feu siglonan atras
sanger ta kuri, kurason ta galopando
na un universo liberá,
ta liber e ke ta
ta liber e ta
Niki pabo
Lo mi rebeldiá i triunfá
Niki pa boso tur
Triunfamentu tin
buta tur e sufrimentu
den su mundu di berde.

Black Girl Struggle

Black girl struggle
Ride or die peki
to many she still Minerva’s baby
Daddy not on the radar
Moms in the trenches fighting to maintain
a decent non-slave wage paying day job
rent money hustle is a transatlantic out of body passage
dilapidated neighborhoods
where drug baptism genes
don’t neccessarily have to be heriditary
unlike Dutch colonial withdrawl syndrome
Beauty by definition because
she eulogizes her killing thoughts
all the damn time
she is not fucking up her future
she creating new ones by chewing the bars
of a hell hole community that imprisons it.
On the run from that melting-pot myth
Jouvert morning jump ins and cheap cognac
make it more livable until
the sun rays scourge again.

evolving from
test scores terrorism
classroom to youth detention center pipelines
its pouring
delinquency dillemas: survive or suffocated by a system
that statistically is a black girlhood power heist.

cameras and media blood hounds
try
but
can’t cripple

it stains her sight but

scepters and crowns

both are held royally.