The New, New Colossus


Not like the border patrol agents of southwestern fame
With law behind them and enforcement before them
Here at our Rio-Grande washed, road less desert shall stand
A might yellow woman with gem spangled thigh-highs, whose flame
Is a ghostwritten autobiography and her name
Mother of Ivies. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome, her wild eyes command
The coyote routes that foreign NGOs frame
“Keep, Western nations, your privileged rules!” cries she
With broad toothed smile “Give me your unregistered, law breaking, your enabled poor”
Your future Dem voters registering and registering at every door
Send these, your iPhone carrying, previously deported to me
I know what to do do with them.

About the Author
Elaine Rosenberg Miller writes fiction and non-fiction. Her work has appeared in numerous print publications and online sites, domestically and abroad, including JUDISCHE RUNDSCHAU, THE BANGALORE REVIEW, THE FORWARD, THE HUFFINGTON POST and THE JEWISH PRESS. Her book. FISHING IN THE INTERCOASTAL AND OTHER SHORT STORIES will be published by Adelaide Books in 2019.
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