‘To My Brother’ by Lorna Dee Cervantes captures the intense bittersweetness of remembering a childhood checkered by both strife and happiness.
This is one of Lorna Dee Cervantes' more affecting poems, a rawly emotional imagination of her childhood pieced together in retrospect. Her uses of images are at once inspiring as they are disquieting in the ways they intimately illustrate the confusing tangle of feelings we can associate our pasts with (especially those with trauma).
and for the lumpen bourgeoisie
We were so poor.
The air was a quiver
of thoughts we drew from