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Don’t Fence Me In!   10 comments

Nogales, Arizona & Nogales, Sonora — Image by kenne

“In a lifetime of crossing borders I find this pitiless fence the oddest frontier I have ever seen —
more formal than the Berlin Wall, more brutal than the Great Wall of China,
yet in its way just as much an example of the same folie de grandeur.
Built just six months ago, this towering, seemingly endless row of vertical steel beams
is so amazing in its conceit you either want to see more of it, or else run in the opposite direction —
just the sort of conflicting emotions many people feel when confronted with a peculiar piece of art.”

—  Paul Theroux, Ny Times, “The Country Just Over the Fence”

A River Flawed   2 comments

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Trash in the Santa Cruz River North of Nogales, Arizona — Images by kenne

a river flawed
has gone underground

disappearing
from sight

leaving behind
life turning to death

maturing trees
casting shadows

falling branches
replacing their shadows

moving with
monsoon floods

gathering a
cultural wasteland

mixing with
yesterday’s dreams

filling, temporarily
a river flawed

kenne

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