Source(s): Elegies In Blue: Poems
Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Author)
Poet Benjamin Alire Sáenz dedicates the poem “Work” to the workers in the Juárez maquilas, factories along the US-Mexico border.
for the workers in the Juárez maquilas
On the border, we live in a desert of translation.
Our words are difficult and dry. How do you say rain?
How do you say river? How do you say the sand on which I
Walk is thirsty as a white sun? How do you...