Crow Friday: Wish I Weren’t a Black Bird


I wish that I were invited to a Mexican party 

And not watching it from afar

I wish that I could sing with the mariachi

And dance with the wives and grannies 

I wish I could play soccer with the boys

And talk of business with the men

I wish I could warm up the tortillas

And have avocado with my carnitas

I wish I could laugh like they do

And rejoice in family memories 

I wish I were a Mexican

And not a lonely black bird 

Perching atop a tree.

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