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  • We are starting today because the plan failed.
    The plan was not poorly executed: we caught all the flags, signed all the required lines, paid all the fees, and assembled the documents in a folder with elastic band.
    But then the Federal Police officer said our case did not fall under the article we used to guide our hunt for documents. I am only a citizen, so I should not question that there are articles designed to ambiguate, this different kind of failure, a deterioration, a decaying of terms.
    Citizen as label, citizen as class, citizen as labor, citizen as accusation.
    I kissed her under the American flag at DIA, and every day since has been a recap of that moment: in public buildings, official buildings, private buildings, Cartórios, in this other country.
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