AMERICA INC ©

Hello America, come on in.

You have mud on your shoes, don’t bring that in here.

See my TV nice and big huh?

Would you like to sit on the sofa, couch, futon, Lazy Boy ™?

Never mind, no time to sit around here

just keep standing there till your knees give out.

But don’t worry, you can always sit and Relax™.

Oh don’t mind the noise.

The youth is outside making a Ruckus™,

but they will pass by soon.

They’re coming over tomorrow.

I’ve never been much of a host,

I have nothing for you today.

But maybe tomorrow,

or the next day,

or the next.

Do you really think

that everything will change

tomorrow,

or the next day,

or the next?

Get out now,

get out then,

get out and join

the Ruckus™.

But I will see you tomorrow, and the next day, and the next.

Published by Allia (A.E.) Sadeghipour

"When I was a little girl, a spirit followed me to Las Vegas. Running alongside the moving truck, it's legs twisting into wings, it howled, 'Write damn you!'" Allia (A.E.) Sadeghipour is a Queer Iranian-American Surrealist, humanist, writer, teacher, punk and poet. She is the President of the Women* Writing Berlin Lab (WWBL) and taught workshops for GLADT and Feminist film organizations. She won the Sherry Debrowski Prize for Best Feminist Multi-Genre Fiction writer in 2009 and has not stopped since. Most recently, her work has been featured in: The Bear: Favorite Storyteller (2018 & 2020), KCRW and the Goethe Institute (2018 & 2020), The V Series Poetry Anthology (2019), Berlin Untelevised (2019), Coven (2019), What's Afghan Punk Rock Anyway?! (2019), The Ghosts of Berlin: Der Geister von Berlin (2019), Literarische Diverse (2019), Teach the Rainbow: Insights from LGBTeachers about Queer Visibility (2020), and much more. She has had the honor of performing for GLADT, Wicked, Nightschool Berlin, Viva Con Aqua, the IDP Collective, and the Iranian Re(connect) Festival. By sharing her narratives and perspectives, she hopes to reach out to the world and introduce them to hers: www.awerfjil.com.  @awerfjil #awerfjil

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