Huddled masses? Losers!Trump v the Statue of Liberty: A senior Trump advisor, Stephen Miller, sparked a furor last week when he dismissed the famous poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty. In response, we asked 21 poets: what type of poem would Trump like to see at the statue? – The Guardian
Melissa Studdard – I Lift My Lamp
Salt-licked and split down the middle, divided by what I am
and what they think I can be: Woman with an ocean
in my breast, a nation in my sea. You’ve no idea the boats
I hold–the bitter jokes and hypocrisies. Body of lamplight, body
of shoreline, I welcome your risings and arrivals without degree.
Still. Bring your wretched, your poor, your disillusioned to me.