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Sunday, November 6, 2016

A House Divided in El Paso, Texas

high noon heat
a Trump fan talks himself
into a rage

debate replay
her Mexican parrot
cursing Donald Trump

NeverEnding Story, November 6, 2016


1  El Paso is situated in the far western corner of Texas and stands on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte, the fifth longest river of North America), across the border from Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

2 The title is inspired by Abraham Lincoln's 1858 House Divided Speech: "...A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free..."