Day of the Refugios

In Mexico and Latin America, celebrating one’s Saint’s day instead of one’s birthday is common.


I was born in Nogales, Arizona,
On the border between
Mexico and the United States.

The places in between places
They are like little countries
Themselves, with their own holidays


Taken a little from everywhere.
My Fourth of July is from childhood,
Childhood itself a kind of country, too.
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