Ana Fores Tamayo wrote this piece inspired by her own experiences as a child refugee; she now seeks to pay it forward through the work she does and much of what she writes. “This poem is a composite of many stories, many mothers and children who have given me their trust, and their tears, through the work I do. Their varied and tragic tales transform into one composite. Thus, these poems becomes an allegory for an entire group of marginalized women and children. Refugee/Refugiado gives voice to their silent screams.”

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