Acid Bath [Today's News Poem, January 5, 2011]
Pity the frog, it is senseless to gradual boiling.
Also, it misunderstands the whole concept of liquid.
Nietzsche had said that when headless and splashed by an acid
Nerves from the corpse will still twitch from the pain of exposure.
The frog is in you, in your genitals, inside your skin
As ghost of your instincts; it croaks for the freedom it lost.
Indulging the whimsy, you lay in your bathtub and wait
For heat to subside; and you nap in a soup of yourself.
"Arguing for an end to the policy, which is rooted in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, immigration hard-liners describe a wave of migrants like Ms. Vasquez stepping across the border in the advanced stages of pregnancy to have what are dismissively called “anchor babies.” "
—MARC LACEY, The New York Times, Published: January 4, 2011
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