Poetry Archive

Momma Drama

Do you think mother Earth has momma drama
              or a mother wound
the same way so many of us do?

Think she’s got shit to has out
             with the root
of the life source
from which she once drew?

Think she’s acting tough
not to need her mother’s love 

             Letting the fruit bowl apology rot?

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Ayling Zulema Dominguez (she/her) (@rhymeswithmean) is a first-generation Chicana-Dominicana living in Bronx, New York. As a poet and creative in an abolitionist mindset, her work has long been the stuff of forging community; of affirming belonging as the first step toward liberation; of imagining new, better, and more radically loving worlds. Knowing that a sense of belonging is counterfactual and ephemeral if we do not work to liberate others, her writing and creative work do not only celebrate joyful resistance, but also push her readers to actively oppose systems of oppression. Select poems of hers have been published in La Galería Magazine, The Mujerista, Latino Rebels, The Bronx Free Press, and Alegria Magazine’s Latinx Poetry Anthology.