A bad border crossing back, very slow,
And the SUV in front of us held up
As an obviously Muslim family was evicted
Until finally being allowed through.
We were grilled–
Why are you so far from home?
Are you just declaring TWO SCONES?!
And you, usually the most honest of men,
Were bent on smuggling several pounds of slightly sour cherries
Back into the U.S.A.
To read the whole poem in Awaken Consciousness Magazine: http://readacm.com/2013/04/20/niagara-falls-10000-buddhas/
Wonderful poem, Miriam. How the unknown waters move us about…