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  • For the decades of the first part of my life
    it was very hard
    to love myself well,
    all the unspeakable crimes
    committed by the Nazis
    made it very difficult,
    to feel good
    being German,
    my heart
    was broken -
    Now
    in the later decades
    of my life
    my heart is breaking
    for my second country,
    Mexico,
    is breaking
    my heart
    with its
    thousands
    of people
    disappeared,
    hundreds
    found in mass graves
    while
    drug lords
    and corrupt politicians
    steadily ruin
    whatever
    still
    seems to be
    good.

    __________________________
    Art by Kiki
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