Monica Montoya – “Desert Child”

Performed by Monica Montoya

“Wild girl, Native child, the Earth begs, for your raving rumpus. Your blood craves the taste of dirt. Your mother is calling you back.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Monica Montoya, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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