• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 12

The Great Melting Pot

How is it that
in the land of the free,
the great melting pot,
the land of opportunity,
we are most enthralled by
aliens from far-off worlds?
Many-eyed creatures,
emerging from implausible steel tubes.
And yet,
We cannot welcome a mother,
children cowering under the shadow of her wings,
seeking safety and sustenance.
To me, it seems we only love thy neighbor
that Hollywood assembles.