Poetica: Identity & borders

Choosing to drawing lines,

on paper or in the sand,

we keep others out.


How arbitrary

can arbitration become

in powerful hands?


Do we slit our throats

shaving with Occam's razor,

sever hugging arms?


If simplest is best

drawing lines complexifies,

making us us, them them.


Identities drawn?

Where's WE when lines become walls

and walls become lines?


Lines turn into walls

to protect us from the fears

we project on THEM.


Can our lines be fuzzed?
How can we make either/or
fade into both/and?



When borders become walls and walls borders
http://academic.mu.edu/meissnerd/berlin-wall.html, http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/general/2007/11/200852518465249175.html, https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/05/522712279/photos-the-many-possible-shapes-of-trumps-border-wall

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