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    I need but listen to this to imagine what it would be like if I were denied mi casita in NM. I can’t help but think about the families that will be whisked away today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxHSQHfdFbM#action=share


    Where do I come from, my friend?
    Qué de donde amiga vengo?,

    from a little house that I have below the wheat field
    de una casita que tengo más abajo del trigal

    from a small house for a pretty woman who wants to accompany me

    de una casita chiquita para una mujer bonita que me quiera acompañar

    has a few vines in front
    tiene al frente unas parras

    where the cicadas sing and the sun is dust
    donde cantan las cigarras y se hace polvito el sol

    a portal is in the front
    un portal hay en el frente

    in the garden a fountain
    en el jardin una fuente

    in the fountain a snail.
    en la fuente un caracol.

    Ivy have them covered
    Hiedras las tienen cubiertas

    and a jasmine is in the garden that the fences already covered
    y un jazmín hay en la huerta que las bardas ya cubrió

    in the portal a hammock
    en el portal una hamaca

    in the corral a cow, and in my dog and I
    en el corral una vaca, y adentro mi perro y yo

    Under a bouquet that covers the Virgin of Guadalupe is in the room to enterBajo un ramo que la cubre La Virgen de Guadalupe está en la sala el entrar

    she takes care of me I fall asleep, she watches me if I’m sick
    ella me cuida se duermo, me vela si estoy enfermo

    and it helps me to harvest
    y me ayuda a cosechar

    Further inside
    Más adentro…


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