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The StainThe Stain
By Morgan Boes
I can't get out. The door is in the living room, and that's boarded up. I've tried to seal the doors as best I could, but I can hear it in there. It's shuffling around, spreading its vile presence through my apartment till I have nowhere else to go. I panicked, and in a moment of terrified stupidity, I've left myself with no escape route. I can hear it scraping those arms across my floor, feeling its way around until it can find a weakness. The wound in my thigh hurts terribly, there is a red streak coming under the door from where I pulled myself out of the room. My leg is going numb.
I should probably go back and start at the beginning. You, dear reader, you must know this legacy, for I am in the last hour of my life. You must know that I have found what lurks in the dark corners of the Earth.
It begins two months ago. I'm young and restless, and in my insatiable desire to be a writer, I must find a sanctum where I can do my work. It's my time to show
Cuauhtemoc RisingDo you remember?
The day you set foot in the sand
and sank your fangs into the earth?
When you watched the mothers wail and weep
as the fathers buried their children; when you
placed a cross over the sun, stitching shut
the mouths of their ancestors?
Do you remember when
you buried their gods
and burned the ejido?
Then don’t act surprised
when the blood of Zapata
pumps through their veins;
and they come howling down from the mountains;
squeezing their triggers,
screaming in rage,
crying “land or death!”
Demanding the heads
of the bloated ticks
that live in the hacienda.
Because a new day is dawning.
The fields are burning.
And Cuauhtémoc is rising.
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