Saturday, April 10, 2010

Remapping the World

Remapping the World
a poem
by Anne Selden Annab

What if America
remained untouched:
Tribes and no medicine
beyond herbs... no property laws here
no libraries no train stations
or horses.

No Duke Ellington
& no Revolution...

No Constitution
No Bill of Rights

No Ellis Island

No Kitty Hawk

No Nuremberg Trial
& No Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Imagine then Nazi Germany in power
easily pushing all of Europe's Jews
into concentration camps-
and Israel.

Arabs and Muslims
would have no escape
and no excuses...
no Hollywood to curse
no Martin Luther King to quote...
no audience beyond their own
segregated ghettos

poem copyright ©2010 Anne Selden Annab

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