America

The lady of liberty Stands with a tablet on one hand, And a torch raised in another,  And a broken chain on her feet, Looking like the perfect goddess Signifying liberty, in a country Of worldly freedoms. While in uptown New York, near 125th street There is a lady, of French ancestry, living alone. A…

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America

A noteworthy event Where a green card becomes A greener pasture, of what it takes For a man, who crossed the Rio Grande And sneaked through a fence, To know, he now has a tap root, That when uprooted Looks a lot like a carrot stick, Stuck in an amber moment, Caught between the old…

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America

They look North And they see a welfare system Of a generous maple leaf nation. The sugar maple destinies of Syrian refugees Slinking through Ataturk’s ambit Through little geometries in Cappadocia. They look South They see mules stashed with babies And fetuses, crossing the Chihuahua dessert Plodding on cracked earth Crawling through a little hole…

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