Today's poem is by Jamie Ross

Niños Encuerados II

Trust. That's what brought us here.
The car is fine—as these kids are,
though they aren't your kids. Now
you're a character in someone else's

novel. Now: Make it yours. Make it
ours. How to do? How to be a boy,
in the ocean, Nicaragua. Before
you saw the hotel up on the cliff;

before you drove the Dodge
out of the wall. Before you took
the plunge at Aguascalientes. And
Laura threw the glass. Before

they multiplied.

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