Poem: Questions for America

Written by Amara S. Chaudhry. 

Questions for America:


what does the word home

mean, if it is no longer

the place where my mother

gave me birth


how many different ways

are there to say the word here

when you ask me

where I am from


why do you ask me

where I am from

more than you ever

ask me how I am


how much allegiance

do I have to pledge

to my country for my country

to start pledging allegiance

to me?