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for my favorite city    (Continued)

April 20, 2013

there are ads reeling on the playback footage
“buy American”
our bodies lay on our streets
I can’t help but mourn for all the people that I never got to meet
and for the confidence that I lose
in this country that I love
when hundreds die and we are supposed to feel f

ing lucky that it wasn’t us
but it was us
we are all laying on the street and waiting to be turned over by an EMT
we blame the president
we blame the system
we blame Americans
but it was us
and that is American blood staining the sidewalks of my favorite city
I want to hope that it will be different when I go to school there
but I know I’ll always remember the day I ran out of safe places

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