Detox

Author: • March 19, 2018 • Poems

Refill your water bottle heart with
something stronger:
one final fad detox
of the greasy names
they poured down your throat
until they became part of you,
and your sweat was “half-caste”
and your spit cried “mud blood”
and you walked on the egg shells
they threw when your house wasn’t
white
enough.
Your shoes are sticky,
but you arrived clean.

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About the Author

Ceciles Writer: Daniela NeiraAuthor: Daniela Neira

Country of residence: United Kingdom

Nationality: British/Chilean

Mother tongue: English

Daniela is the daughter of Scottish and Chilean parents, and has spent most of her life living in an English village (with more sheep than people). She is passionate about story-telling, and about giving voice to those who don’t quite fit in society’s boxes. Her love of travel has taken her to 40 countries so far, but she hopes to double that number.


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