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Old 10-08-2007, 02:56 PM   #1
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A sharp fantastic little poem

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My NATIVE COSTUME
by Martin Espada

When you come to visit,
said a teacher
from the suburban school,
don’t forget to wear
your native costume.

But I’m a lawyer,
I said.
My native costume
is a pinstriped suit.

You know, the teacher said,
a Puerto Rican costume.

Like a guayabera?
The shirt? I said.
But it’s February.

The children want to see
a native costume,
the teacher said.

So I went
to the suburban school,
embroidered guayabera
short sleeved shirt
over a turtleneck,
and said, Look kids,
cultural adaptation.
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haha I like it.

The way the weather is on the East Coast, though, we might still be wearing short sleeve shirts in Feb.
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haha I like it.

The way the weather is on the East Coast, though, we might still be wearing short sleeve shirts in Feb.
Here in Indiana, too--it's 93 today, but supposed to cool off to the 60s the next few days.
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