Tagged: immigrants

somehow, we are all

somehow, we are all
americans until we
are not – immigrant

solidarity has always
been this fragile, unrooted
.
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we gather in the

we gather in the
name of barbecue, seasoned
by our immigrant

preferences – every piece, cooked
low and slow, shares a story
.
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perhaps nothing good

perhaps nothing good
ever comes from an over-
seas phone call – the same

immigrant stories – reasons
to come home, reasons to stay
.
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humans migrating –

as long as we hold

as long as we hold
people who are not like us
at bay, we will be

less – less storyful, less agile,
less colorful, less human
.
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in the debate

in the debate
about walls, PhDs, and
getting in line,
we become
husks of ourselves,
pitted against
one another,
flammable
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: husks

you said some people

you said some people
were not built to venture into
the unknown – so when

the refugees came to them, they
were forced into a new language
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: language

between a rock and

between a rock and
a hard place are usual
lives in similar

circumstances – learning to
pivot is a camouflage
.
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between model

between model
minority
and model
citizen
is a gap –
we are trying to
fill it with everything
we know, everything we
experience, everything
that comes our way,
plagued with blind spots
perfected by society
.
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the american dream

the american dream
swerves,
stands still, follows
the rules until
something breaks,
and just sometimes
catches the eye of
another american
dream
and camouflages
to avoid becoming
a gauge, to be
measured always
against enough
.
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