We Did Not Use a Coyote

We traveled by bus.

            It took eight days.

I arrived at the border at Tijuana.

            I asked for asylum.

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I did not have enough money

            to pay for a coyote.

I don’t know how much it costs

            but I did not have the money.

                                    Mother Seeking Asylum 4-4-17

                                    Greyhound Bus Station, San Antonio

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