#borderlessfronterahaiku

1

racism is alive and well

can you laugh about this tragedy

can we come back to the table

and listen to tall the layers underneath

that are not being spoken

there are clowns across the world

can we hire them to break the poison

2

there is a face individual

faces on the sun drying

without the water or food

to migrate across the sky

looking for the place

where home begins again

3

it was always somebody else’s land

its will always be somebody else’s land

its not theirs or ours. it belongs to the children’s

chlldren’s childrens . and even they know

it doesn’t belong to them

4

we are the waking shadow of permission

trying to find root in this battle for life

across borders across land

trying to find the investment

of finding home finding place

5

we didn’t want to cross the border

despite the imagination despite the hearsay

despite what might become a problem

we didn’t want to be a part of the american nightmare

6

these streets are not paved with gold

these streets are not paved with all those opportunities

but there are ghosts and shadows haunting the other side

of the border. from this side of the border

7

border tongue. where does my education become

the song of the people . where does this song

become the sound of tonantzin underneath

looking back into the belly of quetzalcoatl

11954629_10152999271671770_3845280139277999926_n

4

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s