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No Passport Required

It won’t happen until
we burn all the flags

erase concepts like
foreigner and enemy

tear down the walls
ignore the borders

and accept that we’re all
in the same small blue boat

a tiny fragile planet
sailing through the void.

It won’t happen until
we look at each other

and say “
Welcome home
instead of “
Papers, please.


Biography
Ron. Lavalette is a very widely-published writer living on the Canadian
border in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, land of the fur-bearing lake
trout and the bilingual stop sign. His debut chapbook, Fallen Away, is
now available from Finishing Line Press. His work, both poetry and
short prose, has appeared extensively in journals, reviews, and
anthologies ranging alphabetically from Able Muse and the Anthology
of New England Poets through the World Haiku Review and Your One
Phone Call. A reasonable sample of his published work can be viewed
at
Eggs Over Tokyo.

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Previously published in Eleventh Transmission:
"More Guns" by Gary Beck.

Published December 22, 2019

Special Project: 45 Poems of Protest

No Passport Required

by Ron. Lavalette
(Barton, Vermont, USA)
Eleventh Transmission: "No Passport Required" by Ron. Lavalette
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