Emma Suárez Báez

BIO
Emma Suárez Báez was born in Ponce, P.R. to a feminist without a tag and a man who walked to school without shoes. She left the island at seventeen following her muse—ballet. Writing is the thread that allows her to stitch together the loss of cultural and relational continuity to the complex experiences that leaving your country brings. Her work appears in What Have you Lost?, Where Beach Meets Ocean, Off The Coast, Bronx Memoir Project, 3 Nations Anthology, Love Letters To Gaia, among many others. She presented Tampons at The Moth. Emma worked with children and teachers in the Bronx.

Vasos de agua

En alguna frontera
durmiendo en filas en la acera
ellos esperan que los llamen

teclas de piano reposando
no se puede diferenciar una de otra
excepto por el sonido que producen sus historias

como la que duerme con una frisa
al lado de ella
no sobre ella

cuando los ciudadanos del país
tienen hambre de comida, jardines o niñeras
ella y otros como ella
comen
van de paseo

juntos viajan en guaguas
vasos de agua
en bandejas de servir

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