La Botella (Dirty Chai)


Link to work: https://dirtychaimag.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/dcissue10_last1.pdf

He clung to it. White knuckled the stem. Dropped a seed in the belly of our

family. Took a long swig. Took too many touches that left bruises. Put his

hands on the things he hadn't made. Ruined them. Beat the Spanish out of her.

Made sure he looked long and hard at the gold liquid in the bottle. Pondered

how deep it went. Pondered his own children. Considered where his hands had

been. Took the long walk home and found himself staring down the barrel of a

stranger's gun. Wondered again about where all his hands had been. About his

children. About how deep that seed had rooted. Clung to it. White-knuckled the

stem. White-knuckled the stem... White knuckled her stem


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