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Second Class Citizen (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

I pledge allegiance to the United States
The place that has led me to feel like
A second class citizen

Sisters are fighting wars “there”
Just to return, not treated like women, but instead like
A second class citizen

Brothers are fighting to love “here”
For a legal piece of paper that doesn’t even say, “I love you”
A second class citizen

Second class citizens
That vote like we should

Second class citizens
That (for the most part) obey laws

We’re second-rate currencies
So our tax money shouldn’t be good here


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