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Radio Poets: Gennesis Galindo

Gennesis Galindo is a student at San Francisco's Hillcrest Elementary School, where she writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring her voice to the air during National Poetry Month.

“My Origin”


By: Gennesis Galindo

Hillcrest Elementary School


My name comes from

the beginning of the Bible.


My name comes from my Mom who named me

because she loves the way it sounds like an angel’s whisper.


My middle name Natasha comes from my Dad, 

who plays soccer, his name is Nato and they added –asha to the end.


My name is special 

to my family.


My name is hard for people

 to pronounce.


My name is so long people try

to make it shorter.


My name isn’t always going to be perfect,

but it’s my name. No one can judge it.