Uh oh. The Supreme Court just lifted the Trump travel ban. But, wait. No grandparents? No lifting of our lamp above the golden door? (a 420 character 9-liner)

“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.

PATTY

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/travel-ban-to-take-effect-as-state-department-defines-close-family/2017/06/29/03eb8a8e-eba6-4749-9fa2-79117be89884_story.html?utm_term=.b857a3bd1d30

Paddington Bear was an illegal immigrant; I doubt Mr. Trump would let him in today. I mean, who are his bona fides? (a 420 character 9-liner)

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?

PATTY

*PFN = President For Now

https://www.vox.com/2017/6/29/15892378/muslim-ban-work-visa-airports-refugees

https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/6/29/15892514/paddington-bear-refugee-immigration-michael-bond

Celebrate Earth Day every day by crossing a bridge (explore, notice, donate)you’ve never crossed before AND ADOPT A PIECE OF THE PLANET. NASA WILL TELL YOU HOW. (a 420 character 9-liner)

 

I’m crossing the bridge from a shallower

to a deeper depth of Earth knowledge

by buying 55 acres of our Great Blue Marble from NASA

& then I’m going to become keenly aware of everything about it:

local air quality, vegetation & other relevant environmental information.

(Similar to my studies of 1″ squares in my backyard,

but, like I said deeper.)

This is a counter spell to offset the effect of our PFN*.

I’m crossing.

PATTY

*PFN= PRESIDENT FOR NOW

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/earth-day-adopt-the-planet_us_58ef86cfe4b0b9e98489e53c

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