The Jaguar

The Jaguar

Ursula K. Le Guin

the ghost of a jaguar walks through the fence
the jaguar is our freedom

a friend gave me a precious thing
a little fragment of the Berlin wall

but this wall they are building
straight across my heartland

with our flag draped across it
is the coffin of my country

hands reach through the gaps
to clasp, until the gaps are sealed

and even music
cannot get through

but only the ghosts
of all we have betrayed

this is the wall of lamentation
the grave of the jaguar

17 July 2017




A Border Fence Blurred Through Art

by Erica Berenstein and Fernanda Santos

The New York Times



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