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Border Journey

Stopped beside a descanso
Her picture on the cross, smiling, so young
Police search two men
Sunday afternoon scorched white heat
Military convoy slinks south
Radar colossus towers ten stories high
Plllar of smoke stalks Jornada del Muerto
My people, too, followed a pillar of smoke
Through the desert forty years
I’ve heard the  storm warning, three times:
Take shelter immediately
Lightning splits the sky ahead with fire
Last night I sang with the holy mariachis
At the shrine of Guadalupe in Santa Fe
I will drive through this storm, this hail, this wind
And tonight I will sleep on the border.
Sharon Niederman @ 2010 (more…)

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