MAGNA

Bio

 

Mary Mills is a teacher of world languages. She has translated poetry from German to English, and her work, Voices of Theresienstadt, has appeared in Pacific Coast Philology. She also dabbles in poetry forms. Her version of an extended haiku is on www.newgrange.com as “Winter Solstice at Newgrange.” Her sestina, “SOMA” has appeared in The Potomac: A Journal of Poetry and Politics.

 

Make America Great? Never Again!
Mexico, build that wall on your land we stole.
We’ll pull parents from their children

even if the children were younger than ten
when their parents pushed them through a hole.
Make America Great? Never Again!

Hey, wetbacks, see that purple mountain?
It’s a mirage; your coyote kicked your water bowl.
We’ll pull parents from their children

and throw them in jails run by ICE men.
Lady Liberty doesn’t want them on the dole.

Make America Great? Never Again!
Tired? Hungry? You’ll hurt more when
your huddled masses tunnel like a vole.
We’ll pull parents from their children.

Stay away from us; we’re not your brethren.
The cries of fear you hear will have no lull.
Make America Great? Never Again!
We’ll pull parents from their children.

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