America: The Alien

Dear America:

For your every act of violence,
I will violate your unjust laws in my sleep,
live beyond my dreams,
love beyond your means,
cherish and celebrate life,
defy your arbitrary categories,
forgive but never forget.

After all is said and done,
when you send us to the gallows,
shoot us in encounters,
deport us to faraway lands away from our families,
I may not always win,
but you will always lose.

Because I have a heart that beats ever so strongly with love, kindness and compassion for everything that lives and breathes. And you clearly don’t.

Maybe we should be asking for your papers.


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