Title: A Voice
Source(s): My Own True Name: New and Selected Poems for Young Adults
Pat Mora (Author)
A poem describing the narrators mothers struggle to learn English.
Even the lights on the stage unrelenting
as the desert sun couldn’t hide the other
students, their eyes also unrelenting,
students who spoke English every night
as they ate their meat, potatoes, gravy.
Not you. In your house that smelled lik...