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Latinx Salud Poems:  An Inaugural Collection

Water

Dedicated to my students, community partners, fellow advocates, and residents of Flint, Michigan.
¡la lucha continúa!

Dusty and dormant, prized super-soakers lay.
A generation robbed of summers
running in sprinklers, of innocence.
Stories of strength and survival are shared in classrooms, hallways,
over meals and walks to the parking lot.
Recovery?

She tells me her children search for signs for free water.
Yelling and anxious, they always plead for her to stop.
It doesn’t matter that they have water at home,
they all know it will not be enough.

“Do you know how many bottles of water it takes to make pozole?”
“And when I make beans, I have to put in a bottle,
a bottle,
a bottle…”
“And if there is a lot of people? Wash and cook them?”
“Canned is better.”

Stories of strength and survival are shared,
even after the news has aired.
Flint.

9 May 2019







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