The Tenders

The moment you cross
the waters that join
that divide—we call you alien:
you who are the tenders
of our farms, our kitchens,
of our homes and gardens, our children.
Don’t turn from us.
We are an alien     nation.

 

 

Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

About Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

Cindy Williams Gutierrez is a poet-dramatist who collaborates with musicians, thespians, and visual artists. Her collection, the small claim of bones, is forthcoming from Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe (Arizona State University). Poems and reviews appear in Borderlands, Calyx, Harvard’s Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, UNAM’s Periódico de poesía, Portland Review, and Rain Taxi. Her CD, “Emerald Heart,” features her Aztec-inpsired poems accompanied by pre-Hispanic music.
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