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Radio Poets: Luis Garcia

Luis Garcia is a student at San Francisco's Cleveland Elementary School, where he writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring his voice to the air during National Moetry Month.

Mi Nicaragua

by Luis Garcia

Mi Nicaragua is a place where you sudar como a chicharon

My Nicaragua is where you could eat cheese and salty queso y bean enchiladas

Mi Nicaragua is where you could take a shower en la noche and a shower en la lluvia

My Nicaragua is where you could take a shower con agua fria

Mi Nicaragua is where you have your zapstos on, it sweats like rain

My Nicaragua is where me parents se separaron like un palo breaking apart.


Mi Nicaragua is where bastante de mi familia murieron

My Nicaragua is where I felt trembling and shaking in my stomach cuando the air plane takes off

Mi Nicaragua is when my stomach estaba rumbling y no se if it was of my hunger or the airplane engine

If my Nicaragua estuviera aqui yo estuviera playing naked in the streets con my brothers y hermana

(Music: "La Rama" by Sistema Bomb)