Oct. 12, 2015

Little did I know

Arara was my nickname
Given by meu pai moreno
Because I liked to talk
Like a macaw

Little did I know
At the time
Arara was from Tupi
So was mandioca
Used in pão de queijo

Little did I know
At the time
Every nutty, fruity, sweet bite
Was from Tupi
Caju, maracujá, goiabada

Little did I know
At the time
The many colors of skin
Were cores de cunhadismo

Little did I know
At the time
The fazendas were stolen lands

Little did I know...

© Rossana Reis, 2015