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When a distinction is made

to define your future as this

or that kind of expatriot

there is no room left to redefine

you as a repatriot.

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The ultimate questions have been

and will continue to be how much

coin you carry and how much do

you intend to make in the new

country.

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When you arrive you find a wall

or razor wired fence built expressly

for you, and to defer criminallity

in high places, guns will be pointed

at you while those around you huddle 

in masses yearning.

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allets

09-23-15

939a

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