“Happy 4th of July”
a phrase said proudly every year my young blind self. Happy for who
Lessons taught about America,
conveniently leaving out th rest of us. Lessons for who
Whitewashed, Whitewashed, Whitewashed.
My young blind self wore red white and blue,
being proud of my america. Proud for who
Of course, this was not entirely my fault.
My world, America, told is it was great. Great for who.
Brainwashed, brainwashed, brainwashed.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for who.
Did we forgot, our siblings in cages, in caskets,
for no good reason other than America.
Did we forget that we are all living on stolen land?
But we didn’t forget, we just were never taught.