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America, I Am

A Tapestry of Voices: Who We Are as Americans

By bishnu prasadPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
America, I Am
Photo by Selena Guan on Unsplash

I have come from abduction,Was attacked-My country's compensation is in-store credit.ordered back into bankruptcy

It's me and my trophy wife.Passing as some kind of dream.

I just want 40 dead mules.an acre of land with a lighthouseRight above the great Atlantic Ocean verandaIt may not be that any of my ancestors might have spoiled its taste and made it.

I am one of those people who pays a fine every sunrise.And to divine the gods with stale pig's teeth.

The stripes dug into my grandfather's back.We will have to stand up for our family album.

Someone threw some stars on my grandmother's head.And said, 'Betcha, no one will ask for freedom, no Mo'!

Natives caught in the prison-issue war say:I come from a toxic land that recycles children.in artillery fireAnd where dark skin is good,

an invisibility cloak

Until the police arrive,.

I'm proud to be one.Where can I lift my head and drown?In a state-sanctioned cancer recession.

I am proud to hold my place.In the back of the line.

I come from a country that stays open all night.Like a gunshot wound.

And as far as you get tired,you will become poor.you will gather people.desire to breathe freely

You go to hell!

I come from a place of promise.A burning cross in every courtyard

And two meth labs in each garage.And when I say, meth lab,.

I mean goldenRetrievers smoke crank.

the country I come from

I can show all the signs of this gang.And beatbox all their songs.

I come from a place calledI don't know where I came from.

All I know is that I woke up here.

My children are gone.My house was on fire.I couldn't breathe.

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