Poem to America by Felicia Zamora

My nerves expose, unwilling; these cells &
fibers race in transmit; oh impulse of me; skin
peeled away, how defense fails; & my eyes, oh
eyes, in uncontrollable wet; to witness, to
experience decimation in the aortic sack; oh
society oh; what you cull, piece by piece; what
you strip; what grows back only in time, in
time;
hold these bones up to the light; do you
see me in porous cavities forming despite what
torn & torn; my flesh under your claws; from
hollow & cold & seamless, I rise; sew this heart
anew; I long to forgive you. Forgive.

From: https://poems.com/poem/poem-to-america/

Date: 2020

By: Felicia Zamora (19??- )

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