Big Bend National Park Says No to All Walls – Naomi Shihab Nye
Big Bend has been here, been here. Shouldn’t it have a say?
Call the mountains a wall if you must, (the river has never been a wall),
Note: According to Nye, “‘Big Bend National Park Says No to All Walls’ was written in response to pronouncements of Donald Trump. Take a look at the Israeli wall. Can you imagine such a thing across your state’s entire southern border?”
self-portrait, with untruth – Emily O’Neill
playing the liar I am always
caught pointing out obvious failure.
How surgical the appetites
—–that have cleared the deer
to its skeleton I saw lying
—–in a ring of abandoned