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- Feb 2023
I am Joaquín,who bleeds in many ways.The altars of Moctezuma I stained a bloody red. My back of Indian slavery Was stripped crimson from the whips of masters who would lose their blood so pure when revolution made them pay,standing against the walls of Retribution.
I believe Rodolfo Gonzales uses this powerful imagery of a Native American back bloodied from the whips of imperialist masters to show how strong and unbreakable his people are. They stand free today after having endured centuries of abuse and mistreatment.