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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Undocumented Dreamer: I remember what you Wrote

--for Alma Castrejon

Dreamer, I remember the Essay you
wrote in my Class at University
in which you spoke of La Llorona as
adapted by Gloria Anzaldua.
You said something I will never forget:
"This story shows us not to be Biased
toward others even if they are a Ghost."
I kept your words like precious reminders
of something not yet real. And, Dreamers,
when I asked you to write as if you were
only eight or ten years old, a prayer, wish
or desire your young hearts spoke. What
you hoped for more than anything was this:
"I wish my mom could have one day off of work."

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