Poetry: Much Like Our Parents

Happy 2014. First of the new year, below, for all us 2nd and 3rd generationers out there (which lets face it, is everyone).

Enjoy…

Much Like Our Parents
We’re Frankenstein’s monsters
Born out of landlock
Hand-me-down language
Alien grandkids

Cultural awareness
Much like our parents
Barely aware
Landed or stranded

Anti-dependent
Antedescendents
Recently landed
Much like our parents

Born out of landlock
Hand-me-down purpose
Alien language
Culturally nervous

Borne out of language
Alien parents
Recently stranded
Culturally monstrous

Frankenstein’s purpose
Just like our grandkids
Anti-descendents
Barely in language.

-U.F.

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