Found Poem: Newspapers Report on Anti- Immigration Laws, October 2011
Vanishing from school.
Their lives taken.
Hands toiling above dark chocolate soil.
Withdrawn from Shelby, Alabama,
There are no precise numbers.
But there is anxiety
driving while fear goes shopping.
Tough luck. A judge ruled.
How many Mexicans does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Agua Santa Potrerillos, Michoacan.
San Jeromino Solola, Oaxaca.
donde abuelita nacío
y los nietos corren detras.
The children left behind.
small plots tilled
and beans, pumpkins rise
to a near empty village.
Pobresa y pobreza extrema.
Knives exposed. Clean shear blades.
To stand for hours in hair netting.
Statistics compiled. Midwestern
poultry plants. Russellville.
Rest assured the law may lead to arrests.
Only five workers showed up on Thursday.
In an all-white town.
She met a Hispanic mother.
“Yes,” was the only condition.
Anonymity the result.