The gypsy belongs to the entire world, although the world over disowns the gypsy, Agustin said about the Rom diaspora. And Manolio felt unwanted everywhere he went and he was unwanted everywhere he went.
Except by me. I wanted him...that Byzantine
My Muslim-Christian-Jewish saint of sacreligious yearnings,
Indo Pakistani with at least one line of maybe Otomi
American blood going through his throbbing veins.
My gypsy gazelle sleepy-eyed dreamer whom if I could dream
I would have dreamed up.
I wanted all of him.
Ana Castillo/Author from "Peel My Love Like an Onion"