BY HAZEM FAHMY
The joke being:
I left my country
so that I may
study my country
in a vast,
that gives money to the men
who are the very reason I left my country.
The joke being: once, I wanted to want to be American, to think nothing
of the taxes on my sandwich, paying for a pilot to bomb a country
far away, and alien, and hot, and mysterious. I wanted to become a man
from nowhere, hence everywhere. I wanted the world to be a country
I can watch from afar on my porch, say: what a wonderful time to be alive
in this country.