“Against all probability, and with an indomitable will, there are beings who cross borders and travel thousands of miles in search of better condition of life. Take, for example, the Monarch butterfly.” –Olivia Barrionuevo
…It was January 15 when we were in Angangueo – when we saw the military truck pass through the tranquil town and thought it was incongruous – two days after Homero Gomez went missing. Two hundred volunteers were out searching the woods and fields and neighboring towns for him, while we wondered why the town felt so abandoned….
–Published in Stonecoast Review, Winter 2021