Let’s talk about this.
Exactly what are we afraid of?
Different skins, different cultures?
“These people are not like us.
We best expunge their presence.”
Legends ratify; we fear
and fight encroaching barbarians.
Bloody receding panorama
of battle upon battle.
Millennia built in genocide
We stand, erect shield, stalwart warriors.
Rough, sharp, incendiary,
valiant barrage barricade.
Protect Our valued and values
from Their predation.
Lines must be demarcated clearly.
Womanly, childish fuzzy vulnerability
walled far behind, confined to
kept at bay with bitter sneers,
These patterns inculcated over
generations serve us well,
minimize weakening contamination.