it’s ok to speak a different
language at the
airport, the bus station or
in a taxi,
but not in a restaurant in america.
unless you live in san francisco,
they have menus there in all sort of languages.
everybody likes bob dylan for at least
one of his songs but no one understands
anything he’s singing.
people get pretty excited about religion in
america, agreeing to one nation under god.
then fight over which god
or how to say hallelujah?
politics have gotten people lynched,
castrated, or filthy rich in america.
sunshine is free and we hide it under
a blanket of grey shit.
my hypocrisy floats away like my
free speech makes it impossible for me
to shut up.