A Sonnet for a Kid I Never Knew
December 5, 2012
Joaquin Luna is no longer a kid, though he was when he was brought to the U.S..
He was an 18 year-old undocumented high school student, an A+ student before he shot himself a few days ago. Besides that, I don’t know the details of his suicide nor the circumstances the press wants to talk about and/or omit, and I sure as all hell don’t want to think about all of the political implications--all the petty, hateful online arguments about immigrants in the comment sections I used to read so much--and that, I presume, have been stirred by this kid’s publicized story.