WMATA Multicultural Poetry

Here’s visual proof that we live in a diverse city. Or at least have an enlightened WMATA: the reader poetry up on Metrobuses – its in Spanish as much as English.

This little ditty came from Kiara Garcia. She’s in 4th grade at Key Elementary School, and already a poet.

While my Spanish is crap, it seems like she’s writing about the good things in life: family and food. No argument there.

But I can hear the chorus warming up to speak out against her, with many voices from Herndon. About how this is yet another erosion of “American” life. How WMATA should only have English poetry.

To quote another: can’t we all just get along?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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