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    Little sister poem. Be woke.❤️ #ajamonet #poem Found these wings on Sunday just strolling through DC. I’m reaching the part of the program where I’ve got so much good in my life but so much fear. When people ask me what my plans are for when my work permit expires, I kind of want to answer with silence and leave it at that. There’s no plan. There’s no plan for when that happens because something needs to pass in Congress before then. The longer the delay, the higher the chance there will be a lapse in a protected status or a  direct jump into being undocumented. There’s no shame in being undocumented. It’s just a really difficult path. Right now my hope is that people with wings, you know, permanent residents/citizens force their representatives at the state or national level to do something. I feel wingless right now. I mean, I’m entering rooms with sad poems in my mouth. I mean, I may or may not be spending a lot of time crying. I mean, I’ve got a job, poetry, bread, my mother, but no future and it stinking hurts. AND I wish I didn’t have to remind people that this is my reality, but I don’t see any new rages at society other than the regular fighters who have been fighting too too too long.💔 Practing my senses. 
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1,000 miles: step 27

It’s the first of April. I’ve been anxious for this month. Not only does a certain Immigration Reform march occur in 9 days, but today marks the beginning of a beautiful month. And baby, I’m talking National Poetry Month.

Last year, I spent the month writing poetry nearly every day as part of an every-day challenge at Simon’s Rock. This year, as part of a personal challenge, to poetry I go. Dearest-reader, you cannot fathom what pleasure poetry gives me. Performance poetry such as spoken word in particular is my favorite. Spoken word is poetry of these times: short, emotionally charged, and captivating. Spoken word must be heard, preferably live, but when an artist (like my beloved Andrea Gibson) is talented enough, the poem works on paper too, following tradition.

Adam Gottlieb explains my poetic love perfectly in his performance from the “Louder Than a Bomb” (2010) documentary, “Poet Breath Now.”

“poet breathe now because you might have something to say.”

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