Sugarcane Fields

Will be my last resting place

By Fanny J. Garcia
Published on LatinoLA: April 7, 2006

Sugarcane Fields

When I die
I want to be buried
In a sugarcane field

I want the sins of my family
To burn bright
With each harvest

I want my sisters to look
At the red and orange flames
And say that this woman's life
Was not in vain

I want chisme,
Secrets and innuendo
To take their last breathe
At my goodbye
And for lovers
To shed dark tears

I want to fill their lungs
With the saccharine smell of love
And when they contemplate
The last time I smiled,
And the way I kissed
I want them to taste sweetness
In their mouth

About Fanny J. Garcia:
Fanny J. Garcia is the Managing Director for East Los Angeles Repertory Theatre Company. She is a writer, actor, and activist. She can be reached at fgarcia@eastlarep.com

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