Tweets of an American (no, not the President’s!) Redstart awe me.
Flashes from its orange–red patched wings
& long, fanned tail w/ white underparts alert me to his presence.
Flashing flushes insects from the foliage.
Then I hear chewy-chewy-chewy-chew-chew-chew.
ARS are active warblers with black upper parts & a hood.
They’re beautiful. All that they do is for the good.
Not so the motives of our PFN’s*
PFN = President For Now
“Close” family: I know about such;
& the darn State Department doesn’t,
what with its narrow (quirky & capricious) definition
of what constitutes a bona fide relationship,
one that would enable an immigrant
from one of the six targeted countries to enter.
A son-in-law is ok, a grandmother or uncle is not.
Whaaat? Would you eject the Lost Boys of Sudan too?
Mr. PFN Trump , consider this: unconventional can be close.
Please look after these tired, hungry, scared humans,
or if you’re Michael Bond? Bear.
& whether you’re from Darkest Peru (Paddington) or Syria,
hope that a kind Mrs. Brown shows up in your life to take you home.
Such were the author’s thoughts as he watched evacuee kids
during the Blitz, labels around their necks,
all their worldly goods in a tiny pack;
“there’s nothing sadder than a refugee.”
So, Mr. PFN*? Please?
*PFN = President For Now