Saturday, 20 June 2009

I am.

I'm Navaho
And I'm Cherokee.
I'm Teton Sioux
And I'm Apache.
I guess I'm a fractured vase
Stuck together with glue.
But I'm more in touch
With who I am
Than nationalists
Or Uncle Sam.
Just because I'm based here,
It doesn't make it my domain.
Nationality is merely incidental to birth.
I won't follow a country blindly, for what it's worth.
I'm an Indian
And I'm Chinese.
I recall drinking
From the Euphrates.
I'm a travelling man
'Cause I feel purged from my land.
The plants I am; the animals, too.
I am the land and the water blue.
I swell and rise and I'll sink when I die.
And maybe one day I'll be a part of you.

No comments:

Post a Comment