At night, while Dora sleeps,
a radioplay detective
examines her dreams
peering through her earbuds
down the auditory canal
and through the translucent
tympanic membrane.

The detective deciphers GPS coordinates
of every separated immigrant family,
with neural pointers to reconnect them,
but cannot extract this information
because the pill prescribed by spin-doctors
sleepwalks America
through another humanitarian nightmare.

copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney

One thought on “Extricate

  1. Poignant truth. America truly is sleepwalking. Hate is widespread and unabashed. A group of white men shot at a black man who was just walking down his street a block away from our new house. Thankfully he escaped without physical injury. Such sad times in which we live.


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