Every year, one coast of our country burns
(I breathe in)
The other drowns
(I breathe out)
Every place between swallows
(Choke on the ash, the flood)
The refuse & runoff of our fear
(I breathe in I breathe out)
A melting pot, yes
(Zoned for sacrifice to capital)
Thrown to the fire, all of us
(Deep breath & hold)
If we have no masks to remove,
(My jaw shatters)
Can't pay for second citizenship
(Breathe in out in out in out)
Proud to be one step from the bottom of a ladder
(Blood pools under my tongue)
That's white. That's what I think of
(Breathe in breathe in breathe breathe breathe)
when I think of America.