i stand with the caravan…
–december 1, 2018–
springfield, ohio, usa
by Luis S. González-Acevedo
the caravan is humanity
each migrant = a person
each person = a reflection of God’s divinity.
how quickly history is forgotten
untaught, conveniently ignored
delusions of self-grandeur misbegotten
a willed ignorance without reward.
the caravan was not born in 2018
Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador…
these poor victims are guilty of nothing
because the caravan was born on foreign shores.
migrations forced by corporations
and the selfish, imperial interventions
of a so-called developed nation.
hopefully, you remember now…
the political bill has reached the table
Lady Justice has served it: time to pay the debt
the history itemized is not a fable:
facts the God you say you serve will not forget.
just in case you need it…
…but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” NRSV, Matthew 19:14
–the caravan will appear in a future book of poems and stories (release date | July 2020)–