In June 2023, four indigenous children were lost in the rainforest in Colombia after their plane crashed and mother died. Thankfully, they army found them alive. 

Mommy rest in peace

our jungle Cessna stuttered

and shattered piece from piece

draped all over the canopy.


Throughout these 40 days

like 40 years of wilderness

we kept the babe en vida

sustained by ancient ways.


Survivors breed survivors

big sister knew the seeds

she knew which plants to leave

she knew which leaves to drink.


I’m hungry managed Lesly

y mamá está muerta

Soleiny whispered. Silent

went Tien and Cristín.


Despite the cattle ranchers

the caucho exploitation

we’re back in our maloca

and we might yet prevail.



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