dear president obama,

is it amercian to make red
flags from the pulp of human beings?
to look the other way
when people are torn from their ancient
lands for having brown skin & turned
to blankets of blood,
bouquets of ripped out muscle?
is it american to beat a human
rose to blood sap stomped light
and crush it back together so that it
can be destroyed again? is it american to treat
people worse than animals? to blow them up
like balloons until their hands
and heads are all water?
to chain them to freezing cold concrete,
starve them, drown them, force them
to take drugs? my american way of comfort
is not worth the death & torture of brown people