For Mother and Daughter Missing in Condo Collapse

Mother was keeping her daughter company in the Champlain Towers. They’re both missing.
— Miami Herald, June 27, 2021

They could see the ocean
from their balcony, the
daughter wanted to take a
trip on the ocean someday,
if you can be patient, the
mother replied, the ocean is
far and wide, but our ship
will come in, we’ll board it
together, you and me, when
the building collapsed, and
they were on their way,
each in her own way.

George Salamon recalls that an appropriate national anthem was already proposed long ago by Ambrose Bierce, starting "My country 'tis of thee/sweet land of felony." Big Oil, Big Pharma et al will be in the chorus for the premier performance, supported by the Congressionall Singers. Read other articles by George.