Monday, March 12, 2007

pot burners

I am twenty years old Yeah I look a bit older than I am really. It the work that does it. My muscles are gone already.
I went to cut sugar cane two times. The first I rented a house in the city, the second I stayed in the lodging. When I rented a house in the city, I was one of those, you know, what do you call them? Oh yeah, “Pot Burners”. [quema latas, migrant workers who use thin pots to cook for themselves. They notoriously burn their food.] Living in the lodging was much worse than living in the city. Why? Well you know, I like to drink a bit, and I had to walk really far from the lodging to the nearest bar. Yeah, they had a small bar at the lodging but the beer was way too expensive.