My Father's Mother
Malintzin: our indigenous mother
Marina: our violated mother
Malinche: the mother of mestizaje
Her bones have withstood the violations of colonization
Her womb has carried an entire nation
Her legacy, she shares with Mexican women.
Our Mexican Eve
She is the myth we need and the mother we yearn for.
The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire
a violation of indigenous land.
Cortez' conquest of Her body
a violation of the indigenous woman.
The fallen Indigena.
Falls into the latinx diaspora.
- to her daughters -