Define America

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 21:38 -- Lisah


United States
39° 54' 43.416" N, 75° 8' 55.3236" W

What. Is America?
Is it
the juxtaposition of pink toned flesh
against deep caramel skin?

Is it
the way his tresses twist and turn
whilst her strands lay straight and silky?

Is it
the kissed cross
that lies across the chest,
the intricate yamaka
that sits on the head,
the stone Buddha
that rests on the alter?

Or is it
the skilled speakers that exhale words
in the foreign tongue
of lands beyond the one
in which we stand on?

This is America,
a land where all are different,
but all the same.


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