Big Bridge #10

An Open Letter to America

 

AD Winans

 

Made in the U.S.A.

he toils on the
assembly line
works an 810 hour shift
leaves a piece of him behind
for every part he helps make
at night, at home
he hides his thoughts
like smuggled contraband
sewn inside the false compartment
of a suitcase

he wears jeans made in Honduras
shoes made in Mexico
a shirt from Korea
a hat from Greece
makes love to his wife
brought over from Russia
with ruble eyes
and milky white thighs
that mask the capitalistic
lies