Let’s Play A Game

Let’s play a game
called Wear Your Hijab after Election Day
How to play:
step out of the house and take a deep breath
and wait.
Let’s play a game called
Wash the Graffiti Off Your Storefront
Let’s play a game called
Go Home Chink.
It’s easy to do—stand in a suburb for long enough.
Let’s play a game
called Find Your Way Back to [X]
when you were born here instead.
when you’ve been here forever
when you came here to be free
when you were running from something else
when you
Let’s play a game called
Adam and Eve
or Slavery Is Over
or You Get Casinos
When hey.
Let’s play a game called
Seeing your neighbors
How to play:
Look into their white faces, and
wonder which one
for how long
how many of them
thought these games would be fun.

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About Amanda Ching

I write. Fo' you.
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