Independence Day 2010

Can be cracked or am that       you didn't
consider me or I thought so
recovering in a nap     You took the 4th
of July beers

   In the movie
she was Asian and playing an Asian
part   singing white on white in the white
room

      I want to strum
or mask this day

Ask a question
of the large “picture” window
like why and why and also why
to think of the napalmed girl
in the picture

Hoa Nguyen, "Independence Day 2010" from As Long as Trees Last. Copyright © 2012 by Hoa Nguyen.  Reprinted by permission of Wave Books and the author.
Source: As Long as Trees Last (Wave Books, 2012)
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