Soft-woven scarf upon her head
a rock-strewn ground on which to tread.
Observances at last complete,
escape to 'Playland' for retreat--
Employee states that guest must ‘shed’
the woven scarf upon her head;
“We have firm rules for safety’s sake;
that park cannot defer or break.”
Who knew this statement would incite
as scuffle breaks into a fight
from woven scarf upon her head
and regulation left unsaid.
Did Muslim clothing segregate
incite inert religious hate,
unravel First Amendment’s thread,
by woven scarf upon her head?
© Ginny Brannan September 2011
In the news, August 31, 2010: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/08/31/2011-08-31_muslims_cops_scuffle_at_rye_playland_over_amusement_parks_head_scarf_ban.html
|Photo from article, NY Daily News online|
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