If you don’t know America is broken
get off your iPhone
and pay attention.
Our country is divided,
insular.
Myopia from the days of slaves
has never been cured.
America the beautiful
is a song, a dream.
It is a wisp of money,
a new hundred dollar bill
with fifty embedded trademarks.
You cannot enter a public building
or a famous building
or a famous city
without being scanned, searched,
and background checked.
There is no point calling someone
to  complain.
They already know
your every thought
from the taps on the line.
The snakes in the vine.
America is broken, I say
and don’t blame Obama
or your neighbor
or your Congressional fool.
The only person you should blame
is you.

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