Deborah Paredez is cofounder and co-director of CantoMundo, a national organization for Latina/o poets. She lives in New York City where she teaches poetry and ethnic studies at Columbia University.
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Wife’s Disaster Manual
When the forsaken city starts to burn,
after the men and children have fled,
stand still, silent as prey, and slowly turn
back. Behold the curse. Stay and mourn
the collapsing doorways, the unbroken bread
in the forsaken city starting to burn.