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          this Saturday                               at CUMBIA

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at Neon Rose

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          SET OUR PEOPLE FREE!!           at CUMBIA

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          CONTRA REPRESIÓN           at CUMBIA

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It’s a CUMBIA

          AGAINST DETENTION           It’s a CUMBIA

                                                                              AGAINST REPRESSION
A CUMBIA

          AGAINST SEPARATION           A CUMBIA

                                                                              FOR REUNIFICATION

A CUMBIA

          FOR JUST IMMIGRATION           A CUMBIA

                                                                      DONE JUST TO SPITE THEM

A CUMBIA

          TO UNITE AND
                   TO FIGHT THEM            A CUMBIA

                                                                      NOT FOR SURVIVING

A CUMBIA

            THAT SHOWS THAT WE’RE THRIVING

A CUMBIA

                                                                      THAT SHOWS THE HISTORY

OF LAMENT

                                    AND PACHANGA

                                                                      AND VICTORIA

A CUMBIA

            FOR A FUTURE THAT IS

                                            BROWN AND BRILLIANT

                                                                                      AND DANCING

 

 


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Abigail Carl-Klassen has been published in ZYZZYVA, Cimarron Review, Guernica, Aster(ix) and Post Road. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets 2015. She earned an MFA from the University of Texas El Paso’s Bilingual Creative Writing Program and taught at El Paso Community College and the University of Texas El Paso.

Photo by Julian Florez.

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