On Borders

“Borders are scratched across the hearts of men
By strangers with a calm, judicial pen,
And when the borders bleed we watch with dread
The lines of ink across the map turn red.”

– Marya Mannes,
  Subverse: Rhymes for Our Times (George Braziller, 1959)

2 thoughts on “On Borders

  1. Chris O'Byrne

    Oh, such a good one. I live 10 miles from the Mexico border and this is one of the most active border areas in the country. It is estimated that around 1000 illegal Mexicans cross the border in this area every day. It’s crazy!

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