Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
In this wild city, we are bones
scattered in the valley’s grave. An apron,
a white tennis shoe, a face gone
missing. A mother leans over the dust
scattered in the valley’s grave. An apron
around her waist, on her way to work. The
Amanda Auchter is the author of two books of poems, the most recent of which is The Wishing Tomb (Perugia Press, 2012). She teaches at Lone Star College and lives in Houston, Texas.