Response to the Supreme Court undecision by a new American without documents

This poem was written by by Yosimar, a friend of Larry W. Trent who is an immigration activist. Yosimar does not have the documents that would help him stay in the United States. I am grateful for his courage in sharing his words here with his first name and I mourn the loss by all Americans of those who would shape the future of this country.

Sometimes I just want to go home
wherever that means
I want to go to a place
where I am not constantly reminded that I am not wanted

I want to stop trying to save America from itself
let the poison it was founded upon takeover

I want to say, “ok you win. I’m going back.”

but fuck that for as long as I need
I will continue to shake this cage
pray for waters to fall
and flush their borders

 

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2 Responses to Response to the Supreme Court undecision by a new American without documents

  1. Larry Trent says:

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Maren says:

    And thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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