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"Home is America" by Amy Liu

Home is America: 

where black men are poached like elephants and squashed like fruit flies 

and bills that crinkle and burn are worth more than the silhouette epoch of life. 

 

Home is America: 

where the poor receive therapy via fast food drive-thru’s 

and well-off citizens shield their families behind white picket fences 

and children bring guns to school to shoot down hatred and anger and fear. 

 

Home is America: 

where I cry in sunken Chinatowns surrounded by bankrupt alleys

and hold mother tight before going out 

because I may not return home. 

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