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Ay Mariposa

The following poem was written by Jesse G. Herrera for Elsa on March 1, 2022, and is published here with his permission.




Did he bite off more than he could chew? Ask, the bollards?

Did he stick his foot in his mouth, when he said, "Not Another Foot?"


Ask the Monarch, who made the one finger salute...lying beneath

the treads of a fifty-five ton caterpillar...lying beneath the concrete

of the U.S. Government's barbed wire lies, toilet paper promises

and piles of bullshit...all the while, stuck to their We Build The

Wall shoe, dragging a piece of toilet tissue like a flag...the official

flag of the Right Wing heir's go Joseph Goebbels, spewing their

diarrhea of lies, Third Reich wannabes inciting violence at NBC, a

Garden of Eden for butterflies...Ay Mariposa, two wrongs don't

make a Wright, but a "Proud Left Wing thug" with their "sham

butterfly agenda," Ay Mariposa...Is this the American Way? Ask

the Milkweed. Must their Mar-a-Lago daddy be proud? Ask Adolf.


Egg, to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly...

Rise, Rise, Rise...raise the vibration as Muhammad Ali said, "Float

like a butterfly. Sting like a bee."


I shall sing my song. I shall be free as a butterfly...soaring above

No Border Wall! No Border Wall! No Border Wall!

Tear it down! Tear is down! Tear it down!


Remember the Alamo? Hell, No!

Remember, Not Another Foot!



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