Little Border Girl. La niña fue violada y la prensa no se dio cuenta.

[The girl was raped and the press did not notice]

They’d be your daughters, and but for
the grace of God, your little girls
would go on an adventure
to America, and yes

the screaming girl
in the plexiglass cage
is unseen because

reporters, fatigued and biased
refuse to see the face
of things they’d need
to blur and silence:
corporate legal says it
embarrasses Dominum Pupa
himself, puppet master.

They gave her a children’s book
and she screamed. The kids
crammed beside her were
frightened to death of

the screaming girl
in the plexiglass cage.

She was not a virgin anymore.

The librarians unbidden,
biding their time, gave her a book,
Little Red Riding Hood

Henceforth, like a grim tale,
every stark night
the nightmares began
in the plexiglass cage

Little Red Riding Hood
met a coyote in Mexico
on her way to
Grandma’s house

The screaming girl
scared the kids
in the plexiglass cage

The coyote asks,
where does Grandma live?

America

In her nightmare
ella camina bichi
naked

The girl in the plexiglass cage
bleeds, and Grandma has
big teeth in the dream, but

unbooked,
ella fue violada,
raped by
el gran coyote malo

terror for the kids
in the plexiglass cage

because there have been
no heroes to pay the debts.

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