independence day – July 4


khaki green falling on a

foreign soil. blue and grey

grappling across brothers

lines. everyday people

trying as best they can

to make a place for

their families.


it is what we fought for,

died for, gave allegiance

to. a nation state where

values could stand and

fall for decency and caring

and a chance to live for

as many as could come.


independence not only

from but to, something

cleaner, clearer, better

for all.


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