Our Trip Took Almost Four Months

 

Karla
Watercolor with stencil.

Our Trip Took Almost Four Months

It took

almost four months

to travel

from Honduras

to here.

We lived in Mexico

3 months.

My mother worked in a soup kitchen

to make money

to cross the Frontier

(Borderlands).

Then we left for the Frontier.

Others joined us.

We traveled in buses.

Then we walked.

The journey through the mountains

           was

            the

            most

            difficult.

They did not always feed us.

It rained every day.

It was horrible.

Then

Thanks to God…

…we are here.

I only ask that we leave

[the family detention center]

Soon.

With my mother.

for New York.

Family expects us.

Teen Girl 3-15-16

Three Butterflies
Cut paper collage with acrylic and gel pen.

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