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Migration is Beautiful?

Fruitvale, May 1

Basking in the sun

Surrounded by butterflies

And marching comrades 

Maybe migration can be beautiful.

But I still have another dream.

To choose. The ability to choose to stay in your homeland. To stay with your family instead of living an ocean, calling card, balikbayan box, facebook message away.

Monarch butterflies naturally migrate across borders. Humans settle, we nest. We may choose to travel, but most migrants don’t choose that course. War, poverty, hunger, necessity forces us overseas.

Migration is beautiful.

And so is staying home.

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