you ask me to document my experiences
as an iranian/american
i have nothing to say but
no experiences but what was
meant to happen to one
as part of the big project
part of a whole
part of a way
i was white and i had no
trouble--i moved along
blended in
no jokes
no stones
no don'ts
i moved along
yes they pronounced
my name wrong
but children are
dying in africa
yes maybe a couple of jokes
were passed around
but they're still making bombs
i'm not on
anti-depressants now
am i?
land is land
sky is sky
mud is mud
moving right along
paying my taxes
smiling wide
moving right along
by the way
thank you for my limbs and car
i'm half/half
and i'm proud
some like it with
some without

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