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' the mayan vendor - isla mujeres, mexico "
technique mixte
72"w x 36"h

the powdered sands of her island
is embedded by footprints from her toil and sweat
tourist invades her land
no different from four hundred years ago

the colors of hand made crafts leave smiles
from those sipping margaritas

but for her, no sipping margaritas
but selling fantasies to the burned white tourists

the sun which shone pride to her ancient land
shines upon her island with exploited pity