Stories tagged human-rights

Road Sign on Interstate 5

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A poem about one iconic aspect of my experience growing up on the U.S.-Mexico border. This poem first appeared in Rattle #30.

7 years for us

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The stain upon / many others cannot be discerned.

15:03, June 4th, 1976, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Take note of this time and date. Take good care to detail this young man's profile. The three moles that dance down his face, pillowed lips, strong nose and eyes that hide nothing. A rucksack brought all the way from America by his best friend, Mila. …