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Blistered Eye

Death in the desert

By Phil Goldvarg
Published on LatinoLA: June 19, 2003


Blistered Eye


Editor's Note:

Since October 2002, 44 Mexican immigrants have died crossing the Arizona desert. The previous fiscal year, the death toll for immigrants passing through desertland reached 320.

Blistered Eye

across a blistered eye

sue?os fade to gray ash,

sun burns soul of sight,

rivers grow blind in thirst,

gente curl against slow death,

last gritos crumble to dust,

ni?os perish along circle of flames,

third degree burns wrap themselves

around brown skinned border crossers.



About Phil Goldvarg:
Phil Goldvarg 6/17/03. Hgold42734@aol.com. Phil is a poet in Sacramento CA.




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