By Esther Kamkar
Come over here,
I have something to show you.
The indigenous border-crossers
oblivious to guards and checkpoints
blanket the fields.
Heliotropo smells like vanilla.
Sagebrush, is silvery-green artemisa.
The red of ocotillos, not the same
as the red of fairy dusters, zapotillos,
in harmony with yellow creosote flowers
and orange desert mallow.
What difference does a wall make?
Sun cup’s only story is the story of yellow.
A former “illegal alien,” Esther Kamkar is currently living & writing in California. Her new book titled of such things (2018) is available on Barnes and Noble & Amazon.