South of the border down Mexico way lies
Venezuela and revolution or possibly invasion
South of the narrow isthmus
across which the Chinese and Nicaraguans are digging a new wider,
deeper canal…..for oil.
Down further in Brazil,
the latest fascist dictator
repeats his pedantic boring chants
in favour of free markets requiring
rain forests be despoiled.
Over the border lies trouble
….but build a wall?
Will not do any good at all.
The drugs will still pour in, Mr Trump-
your so called secure society a sorry business
with its own ecological dumps.
Anyway, anyhow that wall would be porous;
the gringos, aid and arms flowing south.
You might build a wall on the border
to keep the Mexicans out
but what do you do to your people
Let in the bright coloured flowers,
Diego’s art, let it grow…
before your population, sing once again
“Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind?”
Gone to soldiers every one?
When will we ever learn?