in toronto i met
a cute young oriental girl
that was from the china district
while at a night club.
she hadn’t lived here
for very long –
four months to be exact,
yet her english seemed remarkable,
though coming from taiwan.
she wanted to know if i lived in the city.
i told her i was from erie pa
and staying at a hotel.
i could tell she hadn’t any idea
as to where that was,
so, i simplified my response,
and told here i was from america.
her eyes lit up –
reached for my hand
and tenderly caressed it.
it was enough to make me realize
that being an american
was actually worth it for once!!


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