She would surely
free the refugees —
but mostly those
with nice table manners.

P.S. Cottier

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Based on overhearing a conversation at a café about how ‘we’ could take in more refugees if only they would ‘assimilate into mainstream society’.  I said nothing, but write this in true esprit de l’escalier.   It’s almost an aphorism, rather than a poem, isn’t it?