POETRY:  I Am Not An Ethnic National

POETRY:  I Am Not An Ethnic National

by Samar Luberto


I am not an Ethnic National,
Something I find quite trivial,
A bias that is cultural.

I am not a ‘my culturish’
Devoted to things countryish
something I find quite
stupidish.

But I like multi-culturals,

Mine, yours, their-
ours/overalls, Pants full of
patches - togetheralls. So why
do you judge me nationally?
Why from a perspective, so
narrowly?

Say: Are you an Ethnic
National?

Originally published in the Spring 1993 print edition of The American Muslim.


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