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V is the Violence

V is the violence,

ever-present relentless,

compels the migrant to leave his home

then looms always in the darkness.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Migrants to the US are coming to both escape untenable situations and to find a new life. Often unspeakable violence is the impetus to move and then danger from gangs, coyotes, Border Patrol, and others loom at every turn. I hope for safety and justice and yet cannot turn a blind eye to the perils our fellow humans encounter.