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The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica - Poetry Series Summary & Analysis

Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Poetry Series Summary

Guard Duty

The picture of a guardian angel protecting two white children hangs over the bed of this Puerto Rican child as she hears the angry voices of her parents every night. The child has been entrusted to the care of her own guardian angel, but where is the angel on these dark nights?

The Purpose of Nuns

The young girls watch the nuns float by in their habits, and they wonder about the nuns' secret lives. The girls get a glimpse when they are sent on retreat to test their spiritual fitness amid their spotless rooms and volumes of perfect words. These monochromatic reminders of peace in a turbulent world almost sway the young souls, but they are all too glad to return to the blue sky of their own world and their own choices.

The Game

There is a...

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