Somewhere in america there is a overfilled

Homeless facility occupants fed with rotten grocery store scraps

Men and women sleeping in recliner chairs

Curfews breathalyzers early riser

Somewhere on some coast there is a drought

Somewhere in the south there is a hurricane

That I want to name leroy jackson or mustafah

Somewhere in the bad lands another indian has diabetes

Somewhere along the mississippi river jazz died

And half the frontier is deserted

The rest is crammed in economic sectors

Maybe five percent are well informed

Most americans ancestors came from somewhere else

Others came voluntarily others dragged and shackled

Somehow the term african or asian or irish or italian american

Makes us feel isolated from our places of origin

America is britain is france is holland is spain

Somewhere outside of america they are slaving for the euro-amerigo beast

Somewhere on the west coast

A product is born into a mormon or scientific sect

Somewhere around hollywood there’s a cult sacrificing a baby to moloch

Not too far from ann arbor lies a ku klux clan capital

The dust of the great depression has never settled

Doped up pampered teens and crack fiends

Some places in new orleans, st louis, detroit, chicago

The police don’t go

Somewhere a child is left behind

Somewhere the elders of a broken revolution

Drink cheap wine bought from picking through the trash for bottles

Singing songs of the temptations

Ain’t too proud to beg baby baby

Somewhere the english language has lost its value

Along with the currency

After three hundred years of promises and contradictions

Somewhere in america tonight

Many will be allowed the privilege/opportunity

To dream another dream

And collectively declare worldwide

Unity/divinity sovereign independence

A constitution inherited by the youth

To learn from the past ages

And ordain a new day



Corvallis, United States

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