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Cultures Entwined


I have always walked through life in a blur of identities,
caught at the crossroads of two different worlds
both their own beautiful song,
but mine lost in translation. 


My skin is painted with strokes of ambiguity; a canvas
on which the artist got a little carried away.
My colors of heritage prominent,
but not fully accepted. 


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Roots tangle within me, a maze elaborate and knotted. 

The Polish and Hispanic blood battle for 1st place. 

Stuck in a tug-of-war with ancestry, 

neither side prevails.


In the silence of the stalemate, I pause, a revelation dawning. 

I am not meant to just choose. 
I can celebrate the mosaic of my identity, 

because both are who I am. 



A grand symphony of cultures, all harmonize together. 

I am the sum of all my parts, not just one. 

And, in the embrace of both, 

I find peace. 

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Abby Quezada
Abby Quezada, Reporter
Abby Quezada is a sophomore, and this is her first year on the Evergreen Magazine staff. She joined because of her passion for writing and to be a part of something bigger than herself. Abby plays for the Sequoyah soccer team and dreams of one day being a professional. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and listening to music. 

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