Litro #165: Breaking Borders | Poems

I spent my days between the dead’s cheeks and arms Here, at home, there are no cheeks nor arms left Our parents migrated, and our hearts with them.

Natalia Toledo was born in Juchitán, Oaxaca, and has published several books of poetry. She writes in both Zapotec and Spanish. She is a member of Mexico’s presitigious Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte.