…was thinking how the Swiss and Swedes felt in late 1944 close to war.
See, they weren’t in war;
They were next to war,
The Swiss near the war in Germany;
The Swedes near the war in Norway.
As for me, here in Deep South Texas,
The dead pile in northern Tamaulipas,
Just across the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo,
And deeper in Mexico,
More dead in Veracruz and Guerrero.
Just wondering, as I said,
How those Swiss and Swedes felt years back,
So close to blood,
While they ate, read the papers, listened to the radio,
Slept, had children, drank coffee, even went skiing …
Maybe made some money off the gore,
Sometimes let fortunate refugees in ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky early February 2015