Obsession with Language

December 27, 2012 - words

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.


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