guerrillera de aztlán

guerrillera

            de

aztlán

en el

            extremo de la

noche

            aparece

            un        movimiento feroz

where the teardrop explodes

mientras Ometéotl

desciende

                        en solidaridad

                                    junto a

nuestra hermana

                        muXer

guerrillera de

                        aztlán

documentada con historia

            descendiente de Coatlicue

olmeca

            zapoteca

                        monte albán

                                    maya

                        totonac

            teotihuacán

tolteca 

mexica

nican tlacan

            hija de Cuauhtémoc

                        documentada en códices

de resistencia

we didnt cross the border,

            the border crossed us

unafraid

            sin miedo

guerrillera de

                        aztlán

unashamed

            sin vergüenza

guerrillera de

                        aztlán

unapologetic

            sin disculpas

guerrillera de

                        aztlán

reconociendo el pasado

en sus venas

            de resistencia

            travesando puentes

defendiendo tierra

y cielo

            pollinating galaxies

BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

cuicaleztli

            canción de dignidad

y(our) rebellious

palabras           de consciencia

            thundered its    spirit

de amor

            teponaztli

drumbeats

            fire ceremony

ignite a revolution

traversing the

            four corners

& four directions

earth

wind

            fire

water

drumbeats

            manifesting itself

in the   insurgency

of our people

                        of the sun

waiting to be freed

                        from shackled hands

            and broken minds

waiting to exhale

                        your breath

            of liberation

serpiente emplumada

            tlalli yaotl

rumbling

through the streets

of

            Aztlán

de-COLON-ization

the future has arrived

dressed in

                        defiance

& prophecies

reclaiming

                        our song

como nuestro último

            tlatoani

                        declared on

August 12, 1521

                        our sun rises

once again

                        flor y canto

            danza de caracoles

Ometéotl

                        obsidian

spear in hand

                        eyes to the sun

feet on sacred

ground

            cultivating minds

sembrando semillas

a la orilla

of

            this ancient verse

spoken from a

            sacred tongue.

                        the spark of

                                    your spirit

resonates with the sound

of beating drums.

                        as we move to the sound

of your heartbeat

                        caught between the

ancestral memories

                        of yesterday & tomorrow

            In Lak ‘ech

a broken

            spear.

                        sostiene la lucha

el dolor, el sufrimiento

            que corre sobre la piel

            del jaguar

buscando fugarse

de esta jaula mental

                        while the elders

trace your name

                        in permanence

en el códice de

            auto-determinación

con las espinas of

ancient colors

            painting your reflection

upon

            rebellious

            souls

echoing

            across

            la gente de maíz

the moon.

                        the sun.

            the desert. the valley.

the cactus. the eagle. the serpent.

— by D.Cid

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