I wanted my soul to lift
To leave my body
I wanted to go with the wind
I wanted to swirl, pick up speed and suddenly become a little remolino (dust devil)
A little remolino which my childhood friend swore to me was "el diablo"
"El diablo" would go away if you made a cross with your fingers
Even at my young I did not believe in el remolino being el diablo.
But I did believe in el diablo when my abuelita would talk about its appearance
I believed in her diciéndole sus grocerias y verdades..
That devil didn't know my abuelita
My abuelita had her deck of cards on the table…
She would hang with the Jehovah witness folks (So I been told)
Next thing you know she's with them Christian folks
Had a rosemary in her home
Has a ruda to get rid off any bad stench from el diablo
Oh and just in case el diablo wanted to get a political she had connections to un licenciado (lawyer)..
Era una mujer de carácter..
Ni al diablo le tenia miedo!