A Beautiful Limit
We built a remarkable dam.
We built a great canal.
We built thousands of miles of rail
And tens of thousands of miles of road.
So building a wall should be easy.
Now, the dam we built is great
At providing energy to anyone.
The dam we built harnessed nature,
Giving light without judgment.
And the canal opened the oceans
To whatever ship could navigate
The giant locks we died building
Giving everyone access to trade.
These rails and roads
Connect everyone to everyone else.
We wanted to be able to visit,
To move away, to reunite,
To go from coast to coast.
Through mountains, over rivers, around bends
So we could reach each other.
We yearn to explore, see, reach, and find.
In our new land, which we reached
From other lands replete with their own walls
Perhaps we cannot build a wall
To keep people out
Because in our bones we know
We ran from walls
So we could be let in.