Painting a rivalry

Just found out six Americans won the Nobel this year
All of them immigrants
Inclusion is the word
Win the consequence

I picture a younger brother
entreating his sister
to be allowed in her tree house

But sometimes I also picture

the passengers who rise up abruptly from their seats
for a major town-stop
and together like whiskers brought close
to a tv screen
as bandits with guns in their bags
practising for another day, another heist

or buttermilk as a mug of shaving cream lather
I left waiting on the ledge
for lack of a better hole

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