The House on Mango Street Chapter 33 - Minerva Writes Poems
Minerva is only a few years older than Esperanza, but lives in an entirely different world. Her husband beats her, gives her two children, and leaves her. Each time he returns, they fight, scream, hit, and he leaves again. Consequently, she believes her bad luck is permanent and cries all the time. She and Esperanza share their poetry with one another.