AMERICAN DREAM

mad hippie poet 1974 (new jersey)



They say do not be yourself. Be more like them. The ads you see on television and movie screens and the cover of the day's most popular magazines say to live the American dream. Have that house up on the hill with the white picket fence.

In my hometown, all the high school bullies became the town's cops, and the town whore is toothless and still fucking in cars and sleeping on the doorstep of the local dive bar.

I go back to where I grew up now and again. It seems like a ghost town that once held my American dream. Now as i drive by, all the streets want me to scream hey, your little ideas are no longer mine I think alone because the cage that held my mind opened up and said it was nice to know you I have been watching you spread your wings, and fly while the other birdies had their wings clipped but not you like a phoenix you rise
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Written on July 07, 2023

Submitted by Oakley on July 07, 2023

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