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Only, in America
|| 7/4/2006 || 4:41 pm || Comments Off on Only, in America || ||

happy 230 years

In America

right now you are standing on stolen land
no matter where you are hearing this poem
i promise you below you is stolen land
was lakota was navajo was creek
was and was and is and is and
this fact does not change because you do not think about it
or you thought the last Indian died before you were born
or you were born 1/15 Apache
this poem is not blaming you but
allowing you an opportunity to do something
start by saying something
and from where you are standing
look North look South look West look East
and see the theft, the occupation happening now
and do something and start, start by saying something.

Suheir Hammad



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