American Dream

my mother speaks in broken english
carrying the broken pieces 
of her family back home on each flight she took to america
each stamp on her passport back and forth
from the home she left to the home she made 

my father speaks in broken english
mending the broken pieces
that his parents left behind when they moved 
each transaction from his account back and forth
from the home he left to the home he made 

they speak in broken english
finishing each other’s sentences
carrying and mending together
flying, calling, and sending money back and forth 
from the home they left to the home they made

– American Dream

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