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Más chileno que …

Edited by Rowan Morrison || Narrated by TBD || Produced by TBD
1500 words

I hold my birth mother’s name like a string of pearls between my gum and my molars. I hold it on the right side of my mouth, where my teeth are strongest, where my smile rests, and I keep it hidden. It is my most valued possession, the only proof beyond my skin that I come from someone.  

At night, I use my tongue to free her name from the rounded flesh that cups my teeth. I hold it in the warm cave of my mouth, and when I am sure no one else is awake, I speak it: “________ ____ ______ _____.” 

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Lily Raphaela Philpott is a transracial adoptee born in Santiago, Chile, and raised in New England. She works at a nonprofit organization, and contributes interviews with emerging Latin American authors to Huellas Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn.
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