first generation

( i am ) authenticated

put into existence in my own field of freedom

my inalienable rights questioned


y aunque el agua del río corre fuerte

no me necesita llevar a una época diferente


Alienation

Naturalization

Citizenship

these truths are self evident


en las fronteras

somos encarceladas

en hieleras

bajo autopistas

with monitors on our ankles

in temporary tent-cities

where families are separated

and children have died

my body is at the front lines

if they come for me

let them know