El Paso Texas 24 Diciembre de 1927

yellowed letter in Spanish with words selectively crossed out

pobre martir del destino
después de la muerte
tan sola.
pero, hermana, contestame
y dime como quedaste,
si puedo ayudarte.
dime que piensas,
quieres regresarte?
no te vayas olvidar de mi

Italian (trans.):

povera martire del destino,
dopo la morte
così sola.
Ma, sorella, rispondimi
e dimmi come stavi,
se posso aiutarti.
Cosa ne pensi,
vuoi ritornare?
Non dimenticarti di me.

English (trans.):

poor martyr of destiny
after death
so alone.
but, sister, answer me
and tell me how you ended up,
if i can help you.
tell me, what do you think,
do you want to return?
don’t forget about me

Note: this piece was included in the Assisi, Italy International Contemporary Art Exhibition in August 2022

Marcy Rae Henry is a multidisciplinary artist, una Latina/x/e and an advocate/member of the LGBTQ community. Her writing has received a Chicago Community Arts Assistance Grant, an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, and first prize in Suburbia’s 2021 Novel Excerpt Contest. DoubleCross Press will publish her chapbook We Are Primary Colors. M.R. Henry is an associate editor for RHINO.

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