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Judith Ortiz Cofer

What we want to know:
in the unimaginable moment
of the union of parental flesh,
was there love, or
are we the heirs of carelessness?
This matters,
That we were wanted; called forth
to fulfill a wish.
That we were meant to be.

— Judith Ortiz Cofer, “Origen,” Terms of Survival. (Arte Publico Pr December 1987)

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