Augustine Tagaste

Author of Poetry and Prose

When Waters Recede

Not foreign Not divine Us and them Yours and mine   Problem is us Within ourselves Never discussed Someone else   We hate We fear Our disgrace Another’s tear   … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Human by Numbers

Numbers I resist Refusing to be one Stuck on a list Humanity gone   Cynical category I am not More to my story Essence brought   Neither ethnicity My only … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 4 Comments

Triste Borincano

Lamentando mí pena Pobre victima Tocando plena Mi encíclica   Tengo para beber No para vivir Deje de leer Deje de sentir   Vida multicolor Esclavo dormido Ignorando dolor Olvidando … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Us Almost People

Your only concern Us Latin people Is trying to learn If we are illegal   Always second class Permanent exclusion Neglect and harass Stirring confusion   Less than human Seen … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Our Promise Unfulfilled

Each their story Together make one Outside category Fading colors run   Segregated past Moving forward No more caste Progress a reward   Struggle not over Success yet achieved A … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Peter is Pedro

I speak Spanish A shade of brown Somewhat whitish Mind still sound   Sometimes I pass At times the other Permanent underclass Latino undercover   Behind blue eyes Caribbean spirit … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · Leave a comment