NPM Day 17 Identity Crisis Poetry Slam
What do you think of when you hear the name Rodriguez or Couture?
Baseball or perfume? Fashion or music?
You have a brain, so come on, use it.
What box are you trying to put them in?
Are they French or Mexican?
I am both and neither and freakin' Puerto Rican.
This is what happens when we get adopted or married.
Opinions change and looks vary.
You can't deny it, I've seen it.
Next I suppose is how I look but looking at me you wouldn't know I'm half Puerto Rican
As if i'm supposed to stand out like some sort of hispanic beacon.
I became Couture when I was eight. Finally having a dad of my own was great.
At 21 I was married to the love of my life and lucky enough to be called his wife.
I took his name one I proudly claim and just what IS his name?
That's right I'm Irish too, NOW what are you gonna to do?