Este poema es where I combine

Este poema es where I combine,

Dos contradictions del city of mine:

Love y orgullo forever beside,

Shame at el odio that lingers inside,

 

Friends que me aman who can’t aceptar,

Negro cuñado as un familiar.

Intolerancia that lurks just below

Banter alegre, café y dominó.

 

How can my city tan blithely rasgar,

My very being sin feigning negar,

How repugnante behavior belies,

Un superficially dulce disguise.

 

Only Miami entiende my soul’s

Contradicciones, both separate and whole.

Born as un hijo en dos different spheres,

Nunca sabiendo to which I adhered.

 

Solo Miami can tear me apart.

Only Miami arranca my heart,

Right from mi pecho con su decepción.

Promised acceptance becomes ilusión.