Tagged: immigration

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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wearing a ring for

wearing a ring for
a sense of belonging is
as real as sporting

the latest lingo, accent-
less, and still waiting to be stopped
.
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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

we are here because

we are here because
you were there
and suddenly,
there is clarity

in this great debate about
people moving from there to here
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: clarity

here we are, crossing

here we are, crossing
borders without
thinking about
crossing borders, a
relative privilege
for time
travelers,
from july
into august
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: privilege

not in my time, but

not in my time, but
perhaps another’s, we will
be borderless, like

the song – bluebirds flying over
the rainbow, why can’t we all?
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: borderless