– Poetry by Karla Cordero –
contractors unveil 8 prototypes for trump’s border wall in san diego county- tribune media wire
october 26, 2017
they’ve been out there for weeks metal in the sun twisted wire
the ghost-making deed of cement forging a dead-
end teaching a country how to erase a country & a people learn
to butterfly over exile be the swarm of bees
be their pollinated-backs learn to harpoon the wind be marching moonlight
light-woken shadows snake holes the opposite to splinter
rain like bone water droplets of faces willing to offer their throats
like the neck of the bloom scattering dandelion that children are eager to hold
About the Author
Karla Cordero is a Chicana poet, activist and a descendant of the Chichimeca tribe who lives in Carlsbad, CA. She is a Pushcart Nominee and the recipient of the Loft Literary Center Spoken Word Immersion fellowship (Minneapolis, MN). Her work is published and forthcoming in Tinderbox, Word Riot, Poetry International, The Acentos Review, Toe Good Poetry, among other journals and anthologies. Cordero published her first chapbook, Grasshoppers Before Gods (Dancing Girl Press 2016).
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