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Simonada: "HEATDEATH"

from Futuro Conjunto by Futuro Conjunto

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a liquid promise
a cruel charade

a cutting falsehood
your crystal barricade

this age

a guilty conscience
a crooked smile

an old deception
your suffocating style

your style

still, I see you
clear as day
you’re a heat mirage
a heat mirage

an empty gesture
a silver stage

a paper tiger
your profiteering ways

your ways

a grim obsession
a foreign fear

eternal summer
the flag you’ve planted here

here

still, I see you
clear as day
you’re a heat mirage
a heat mirage

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from Futuro Conjunto, released July 1, 2020

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Futuro Conjunto Edinburg, Texas

“Futuro Conjunto,” an original work of speculative, transmedia Chicanx fiction by Charlie Vela and Jonathan Leal. Written between 2019-2020, “Futuro Conjunto” is Vela and Leal’s second RGV-focused, cross-country collaboration It features contributions from over thirty independent RGV artists and activists, and it was funded by a Community Engagement Grant from Stanford University. ... more

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