11998915_10153002769481770_8533175965412376015_ni will always re-member

this story

a day          before

a day                  burning

the morning of a plane repeating into a building

the morning after

the flags of the u.s. all over mexican american barrios of east los

not out of patriotism but out of fear

as effect as a white flag of surrender


i will re-member that we are labeled

terrorist rapist murderers crossing over

a border that double crossed us

over and over


bracero program

operation wetback


there are many american acts of treason

there are many acts of patriot acts

we will find ourselves on both sides of those borders

on the wrong days.

when they find us hoping for change

when they acknowledge us burning sage

when we are no longer

just the silenced


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