Michael Timothy Rose
Michael Timothy Rose Poems
'Fender Bender' Short Response
The short story, 'Fender Bender, ' by Ramon 'Tiangus' Perez,
portrays the prejudiced state in which the contemporary society in
America regards illegally immigrated peoples. The anecdotal
experience which Perez divulges furthermore demonstrates an inter-
cultural conflict between Mexican immigrants: those who have become
Americanized and those who have clung onto the the cultural
idiosyncrosies of Mexico. In the short story, this conflict is catalyzed ...
This spring of healing elixir.
against my unseen inhibitions,
the thick mist
and my suffocating steel armor
that seemed irremovable, irrevocable, molded to my bones and to my body’s type,