Dailies 10/17/16: dead deer, lies, & a response to Donald Trump’s proposed wall

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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),

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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?”

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self-portrait, with untruth – Emily O’Neill

 

playing the liar I am always

caught pointing out obvious failure.

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How surgical the appetites
—–that have cleared the deer
to its skeleton I saw lying
—–in a ring of abandoned

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