“Ever the Border”
The yellow/green lights flashing Border Patrol helicopter loops above –
Twilight’s haze in the west,
The river’s brown/green below,
Houses, lights, streets lump and stretch.
Up river, she wears her orange in the immigration detention center.
Friends urge, “Keep her in your prayers.”
I hate that lame request.
Just get out of there, you in the orange –
Get to your choices.
Come down, helicopter.
Find kind missions on your coming flights.
Stop looking for men/women to suit in orange ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, mid-May 2015