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Sarah Gambito

Sarah Gambito is the author of Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, The New Republic, Quarterly West, Fence and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Creative Writing Program at Brown University. She teaches in the creative program at Rutgers University and is Executive Director of Kundiman, a not-for-profit organization serving emerging Asian American poets

sarahg at kundiman dot org
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Immigration 2

My heart eats cake, Veronica cake that hates yoga
And lets me be crazy in the goldbar city.
So what if I donít love you.
My problems donít even happen to me

But to three girls grandstanding by the Potomac.
Respectively: your mother, her mother and her mother.
Three bitches in front of a trashcan.
Desirous of psychotherapy and a split lip courtesy of me.
Because I didnít ask to be born here.
Didnít ask to learn the language.
And donít know how to save you.

Am I frightening you?
Iím frightening you.

Good and good and good and good.


© Sarah Gamibito



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