Map of a BorderCindy St. John
Translate words from Spanish to English does not arrive at the whole to dream/map the land 500 years climb under/over rocks on all fours green/orange lichen/dirt on your hands sleep/drink loud trains their bridges shadow/grind your memories of all other places there are ghost towns, adobe walls stand with insides hollowed out/here place is no place or in a pamphlet on the history what is most frightening is how we desensitize burn/bend our hearts into a shape listen/ happiness I’m not trying to be a downer bring a drill there is much to be done oil/salt make lists I’m busting my ass here, paper purging you say you say to coil/remember/carry/accumulate a map/gun is a false sense of stability.
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