A mouthful of grass, choked, but here I stand before you. Dry mouthful of grass, hanged for healing a sick man. Red mouthful of grass, banned from opening glass glued eyes. Grass in my mouth, I once knew bitterness, but sweet is what it sounds.
Nikki Corina Dela Rosa is a revolutionary queer poet located in Tongva land (Los Angeles, CA). She is the daughter of proletariat Filipino immigrants. Her writings dissect intersectionality issues and ecopoetics.