Us Americans

July 28, 2007 § Leave a comment

Us Americans, we smell too strongly of soap.
We laugh too loudly,
more inclined to fury than tears.

Us Americans, we have so much stuff,
and we have TVs and cable,
and we’re OK with standing in some lines,
but not others.

We don’t know geography, not even our own.
We make money, and we owe more.
Generous in some ways,
but not others.

Yeah, we’re rich and hygienic.
We’re a jumble of needs, never-ending melting.

And always, the strong smell of soap.

October 2006

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