Dear Nation

National team on an international stage
Flying up on the right full stretch
Undocumented worker, immigrant, newcomer
Continue the winning streak together

Plan the next decade Hispanic community
We need serious discussion about diversity
A sensible and humane immigration policy
So you can compete in the global economy

We’ll move away from naive thinking
And bring you into the mainstream
It will open the doors for opportunity
All can be leaders in this community

Growing up in the barrios of Houston
You’ll make a different kind of contribution
You’ve already learned to be bicultural
Keep your head up, you have potential

Unleash all the talent this country can
For that, Mr. President, we need a program
Students need to feel connected in school
With no limitations on what you can do

Different skin color, different accents
Everyone helping out, recognize your assets
You’re industrious, not permanent underclass
Whatever you do, you do with excellence

Now every player has joined the fray
The orchestrated goal was just amazing
The final minute, what a show
Just kick the opponent and score a goal

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Broke

Out-of-work men
Living near poverty
Detour ahead
Adds to the urgency

Flash forward
The ticking of a clock
All kinds of things
Blasted apart

In deep shadow
Hard and wild life
Total lack of fun
Later.  Alright?

Ramblings of a homeless man
Not easily broken.  And so it began

Straight up
Washed up
Dots of sun

Adrift
After all
Surreal Captain

No dress requirement
Street couture
And that’s him
More and more

At the edge of a cliff
Unsubtle illusion
Hurry up
Global solution

Hail the overthrow
The misconception
That won’t be easy
A different direction