Carolina Hinojosa




Carolina Hinojosa is a bilingual poet born and raised in San Antonio, Texas.  Her poetry has appeared in Sagebrush Review, Poets Responding to SB1070, and La Bloga’s First Tuesday in March Online Floricanto.  Carolina is a mother of two incredible children and a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio.  She keeps a running blog of poetry and musings at


Water tastes of clay, gritty tongue ignites

memories of thirst how she begged for rain

sat on mother's lap

clay jug

The well underground

tiny hands pull crisp sun crisped rope

buckets filled with water

for wind chapped lips; eyes eager to witness

Her lips lick clay, smell water, inhale birth 
Exhale civilizations built - villages fostered
Mother of the people brought forth

New season of savage

beasts steal water
Locked tight and held for ransom

The well above ground

strong hands lock
towers filled with water

for eager lips; eyes chapped with witness

Her hands hold the cantarito
filled with purchased water
Gritty tongue ignites

memories of thirst






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