Open Borders by Victor Henry

 “Mexico of course will not pay.”
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

One moment you’re from the barrio
Lip synching Selena Gomez lyrics,

Sick of the same old love
That breaks your heart.

The next, ICE has you by the pussy.
Deports your culo across the border.

Doesn’t give a shit if you’re a Muslim Mexican.
Orange Julius rails against Mexico.

Calls you a drug dealer, a criminal, a rapist.
The Prevaricator-in-Chief tweets his supporters,

Says, Mexican migrants bring
“tremendous infectious disease into the country.

Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow.
Among many other things, we will build the wall!”

Victor Henry
My poetry and prose poems have appeared in Misfit Magazine, Dead Snakes, Homestead Review, The Paterson Literary Review, Red River Review, and Slipstream, among others. My book What They Wanted was published last November 11th, Veterans Day, by FutureCycle Press in Lexington, Kentucky.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s