Burmese Girl on Richmond

long slender legs
close in on faux heaven

what boys wouldn’t give
to get there

what girls wouldn’t give
to be there

promise of a new land
promise of new love

mama’s lessons from Mae La
don’t translate to America

refugee camps are for waiting
Buffalo is for living


© 2013-2022 Brian Brown-Cashdollar

Burmese Girl on Richmond

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