?Say It Conmigo!
An almost two minute play
Octavio F. Islas
Three men of Latino origin stand next to a white man in his forties wearing a suit. Outside of the Los Angeles Public Library
Published on LatinoLA: November 1, 2002
BOLIVAR: ?Libertad para Puerto Rico!
MAN: Excuse me?
BOLIVAR: ?Si me oite, Libertad pa' Puerto Rico!
MAN: I?m sorry, all I understood was, Liberaad, Libra add...is that what you said? What does that mean?
SIMON: Nothing, nothing...ignore him, my cousin is drunk.
MAN: It?s nine in the morning, Jesus.
SIMON: Him too, they?re both drunk, don't pay any attention to them...sorry about that.
MAN: No problem, so long.
SIMON: Bye...'ey...would you shut the fuck up!
JESUS: ?Que te pasa? What's wrong with yer cousin Bolivar, why is he sayin' this?
BOLIVAR: I don?t know, 'ey what?s wrong with you, yer scaring Jesus, Simon (Spanish)
SIMON: Don't call me that, how many times have I...
BOLIVAR: Ya, ya pue.., what?s wrong SIMON
SIMON: What do you think?
BOLIVAR: Pos' no se, that's why I'm askin'.
SIMON: Pues, you cerote.
JESUS: He called you a cerote.
BOLIVAR: Why you calling me a cerote?
SIMON: Why do you think?
BOLIVAR: I don't know SIMON, that's why I'm asking
SIMON: Because of this stupid shit you?re yelling: ?Libertad para Puerto Rico! Don?t be yelling that in front of gringos.
BOLIVAR: Then who? In front of my friends?
SIMON: Hey, as long as there are no gringos in there, yell all that you want as loud as you want.
BOLIVAR: Oh I see, ok...ta bien, ta bien, fine.
SIMON: Oh come on, no me hagas esa cara, you gotta understand how it.
BOLIVAR: It?s okay, it?s okay, I do, I do understand...perdon.
SIMON: Ey Bolivar, I didn't mean to...
BOLIVAR : No, no, its okay. Yo entiendo, I come to this country and start yelling and screaming por la libertad de mi pueblo, being all patriotic for my land.. .I forgot where I was. Ey, Jesus you still got those US flags in yer car?
JESUS: Yeah. ?Porqu??
BOLIVAR: Go get them.
JESUS: ?Que? What are you talking about?
BOLIVA : De eso man, we not in Puerto Rico no more, we gotta yell for the poor first world slaves, look at them...you see?
JESUS: Yeah...I see.
BOLIVAR: ?Triste, huh?
JESUS: Very depressing...I?ll go get those flags..
SIMON: Bolivar, what are you doing now?
BOLIVAR: Pues esto mero, man.
JESUS: Ey Bolivar here's the flags.
BOLIVAR: Thanks, here SIMON, take it.
BOLIVAR : Okay, Jesus start waving it, you too SIMON. Alright...Ey everybody...everybody griten despues de mi...?Libertad para los gringos, libertad para los gringos..............!!!!!!!
Octavio F. Islas:
Octavio F. Islas is a member of Matando Musas circle and YuYu Tree collective.