From opposite shores
They slipped in
between the laws designed
to keep them out

The Chinese merchant poet
and the Greek artisan

And stayed for decades
before sailing out with new passports
then striding back in,
Americans with Old Country brides

Their American children met
In the prairied middle
where memory and pride
were the stories they told
to their American children

Of the mothers and fathers
who slipped in from opposite shores

Written January 2017, published today in response to the dverse Movement prompt. See also How Walking Saved My Life and Where You End Up

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