Año Nuevo en el Valle de Salinas

Por: Ernesto Altamirano

Lamento de Lluvia                                          

Esta noche cae la lluvia sobre el valle de Salinas

Como si intentara borrar sus manchas de sangre

Sangre inocente

Derramada el primero de enero

No una

Si no dos víctimas

Dos familias

Que nunca serán las mismas

 

Salinas,

Campo verde,

Salinas,

Calles rojas

 

La comida se vuelve

Más dura al masticar

Sabiendo que de donde proviene

No hemos podido alcanzar la paz

 

(Translation)

Rain’s Lament

Tonight rain falls over the Salinas Valley

As if it were trying to erase its blood stains

Blood of the innocent

Spilled on the first of January

Not one

But two victims

Two families

That will never be the same

 

Salinas,

Green fields,

Salinas,

Red streets

 

The food becomes

harder to chew

Knowing that where it comes from

Peace still hasn’t been found

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