A People’s Christmas (Poem)
By Carlos Rodriguez
Socks are ok-
Sometimes I only have my words to give
-I will resist-
my words will carry me
And they will always say
something like that
My sometimes-fearful eyes are not scared of you they are just scared for us
I am just a broken member of this broken species- nothing more- nothing less
Its ok to just get me socks…my broken sister
my broken brother- I have broken and been broke
What I need now is your embrace
this dark winter- inescapable even for those without political science degrees-
What have we done to ourselves?
Everything cannot be lost- As the powerful gather in state capitols-
The people- Mi gente
making tamales-giving each other socks—plotting God’s resistance.
Carlos Martin Rodriguez is Christian Service Director, Campus Minister, and Theology teacher at Verbum Dei High School in Watts, California.