Treated like I was not pulled out
of your petite body
Naming me Pendeja, Estupida,
Never feeling the joy of your horgullo for your only child.
Yet you cry to everyone; how you’re the victim, never the
Despite your hard laboring and loveless upbringing
It seems only logical that you would be the outcome of what molded
Being that it has always been only you and I,
You would think we would be the best of friends.
But you chose to treat me like a red-headed stepchild.
While everyone else around praises your baby,
You just smirk with an expression, “Whatever”.
Pendeja: Dumb Ass
Lòpez was born and raised in Santa Monica, California;
currently she is a sociology major at SMC and is involved with campus
activities such as EOPS, Pico Partnership program, Adelante program,
Black Collegians program, The Women’s College, and Disability
Center. Writing has been a source of therapy for the author.