This was why she wanted to date men again. She missed being offended.

Homegirl has some seriously pin-straight highlighted hair. You know she’s Dominican and she gets that shit worked on every week at the salon.
~ published in Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing

Cavities ran in our family like dark hair y cerveza. No one, not my father, mother or auntie, had their own teeth.


Her black nipples press
against the white pillows.

She didn’t care for Vodoun,
didn’t believe in ancestors