anglo-american

– brianprince

inheritance given
a life not earned
immigrant. adopted.
lost. foreign.
i have no lineage
took no pilgrimage
a zero-generation
anglo-american.

unfamiliar soil (mother)
mysterious seed (father)
thieved land (america)
it’s where i sleep.

it’s also
where i see.
so i’ll take the heat
of this apparent
racial hostility
and seek what
i believe to be
peacedom, taking heed
in this adopted body.

to be present
all future
all forward
no history.

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