Claudia Rojas is a poeta born in El Salvador and raised in northern Virginia. Claudia is an MFA candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. She was a 2019 Youth Programs Fellow at Split This Rock. With confidence in poetry’s potential to create and enable change, Claudia shares her work at open mics, in the classroom, at community gatherings, and in print & online journals. For more info, visit Claudiapoet.com.
By Claudia RojasAdded: Monday, April 13, 2020 / Used with permission.
(We) DMV centers will see and take less of us.
(are) We will not miss a day of work or school
(so) to spend it at the consulate. The postage
(like) office will see less of us. We’ll sign two-year contracts without
(A) uncertainty in our bellies. Immigration services will not eat up
(M) our savings. Daughters and sons won’t fight out-of-state tuition
(E) in their home state. The pursuit of happiness will return our calls.
Listen as Claudia Rojas reads "Residence."