MANUAL LABORS

 

 

Emily Cervantes

Mother and Daughter Working With Metates and Manos

She moves her hands in methods                                    Hundreds
carefully grinding the ears                                                 of years
down into flour, forming a tortilla.                                       later, her
She teaches her girl-child                                                  daughter
how life is and how life was.                                               does
The girl will learn her mother’s pain.                                   the same.