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PLÁTANO Claudia Rivera Barbeito University of Tampa

burnt freckled cheeks and a few baby teeth— suck and slurp under a mango tree.

machete blades slice sugar cane fields and crack open coconuts. feed an island, a territory— a colony of broken backs and open wounds.

salt breeze oxidizes skin to a cooper color. Plátano stains never fade away.

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