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Sucking on Sugar Cane

It has to be you.

I don’t mean to put this on you, but it has to be you. It has to be you. It has to be you who plants the seeds and speaks the dreams. It has to be you who questions everything, who fights everything, who’s always angry, who’s always fucking sad, who’s always goddamn tired. It has to be you. It has to be you who is stubborn. It has to be you who is firm. It has to be you who carries the weight of things that are not your own. It has to be you who pulls people through the stream. It has to be you who rows the damn boat. It has to be you who crosses the desert, who paints images on the wall. It has to be you who digs through the memories, who keeps the record and heals the wounds. It has to be you. And I know it’s not fair, and I know it’s fucking hard. But it has to be you. It has to be you, because no one else is coming, and you’re already here.

The Park by the Brownsville Border

De Aquí y De Aya

Seasons

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UWD is the first and largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation & advocates for the dignity of immigrant families, regardless of immigration status.

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UWD is the first and largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation & advocates for the dignity of immigrant families, regardless of immigration status.