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A Different Kind of Line

    By Silverio Perez Translated By Jessica Powell


I’ve been in the gas station line. There was certainty there. Whether with just a little or a lot, you would leave there with gas in your tank. I’ve been in the supermarket line. Eventually, you go in and you buy whatever’s available, if there’s anything available at all. I stood in line at the bank.  And I was able to withdraw a bit of cash, even if it wasn’t very much. I’ve lined up on the shoulder of the highway and, with great patience, I managed to get enough bars on my cell phone to make an urgent phone call. And this is how it’s been for me, waiting in line, just like the entire country.

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