Kahlil Almustafa



  A 14 year-old girl

  dies in the desert

  while walking alone

  to the Estados Unidos


  No Liberty Statue to greet her

  offering to change her name

  from Yoselina to Rebecca


  like some bad action thriller

  sick as she walks

  she tells her little brother

  to walk ahead without her

  he needs to be with mama


  and Yoselina dies alone in

  the desert an American


  (Day 66 of the collection "From Auction Block to Oval Office—100 poems

  in 100 days of Obama's Presidency.")



  (Originally posted, March 8, 2010)


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