Author Archives: saaribampo

Her Feet

In the days leading up to election on November 3, 2020, I happened to recall my one and only visit to the Statue of Liberty. This was a long time ago – probably in the late 70s – so my … Continue reading

Posted in West Saari Road | 4 Comments

Swimming Upstream

The Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata) inhabits fast-moving, boulder-strewn rivers and streams high in the Andes of South America. To me, these churning, chilling, deafening waterscapes are frightening to behold. A Torrent Duck is the avian equivalent of a white-water kayak, … Continue reading

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Broken glass falls in the forest

Broken glass falls in the forest and from green dreams we wake to song. Dark eyes unseen pierce our night to watch us stumble out of nakedness into day. Slowly, we perceive their glances. We shove off rough covers, abrading … Continue reading

Posted in Mexico, The Occasional Poem

Fix It

Update: On Monday, June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court declined to hear any of the qualified immunity cases pending before the court. On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, MinnPost published a version of this blog post in “Community Voices”:  Fix It The federal … Continue reading

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Jacinto Corral Miranda, QEPD

Jacinto is gone. He was here one day and then he was not. This is my tribute to a man I scarcely knew. I hope I can explain what it means to me that he is gone without sounding patronizing … Continue reading

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