The Fractured Mirror


YouŐre searching for the Patels?

Ah yes, I know them well.

TheyŐre the stereotypical proprietors

Of the Spelling Bee Motel.


Their son is an IT specialist,

But the one of whom they boast

Is their very ambitious daughter

Who works for The Washington Post.


She writes about our bigotry,

How we donŐt understand,

How we make invidious comparisons,

Unlike in her native land.


David Martin





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