“Growing Split in Arizona Over Immigration” (Robert Moyer)

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he looks around
then orders a burrito
Arizona

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Headlines:

“Growing Split in Arizona Over Immigration” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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  1. James Tipton

    Robert,

    This is very good. The “he” possibly being a redneck, but possibly being any of us, is largely unaware of the huge contribution the hard-set-upon Mexican laborer makes to the welfare of all of us in the United States.

    Jim

  2. Bob Moyer

    I also like the way it came out with the ambivalence of someone who may be afraid to order a burrito because it makes him suspect.

  3. James Tipton

    Right you are Bob…the ambivalence you point out. The words “looks around” really makes this haiku work well.

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