Obsession with Language

excerpt from Four Portraits of Fire
Lorna Dee Cervantes

“I am away from the knowledge
of animal mystics,
brujas and sorcerers
or the nudging chants
of a Tlingit Kachina.
I am frightened by regions
with wills of their own,”

Lorna Dee Cervantes is a Chicana literature poet.

Source
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/lorna-dee-cervantes