all eyes on America,
strong, brave, dreamers,
we became one, all scarred by a deep crack that was unwarranted.
the world's beacon of freedom,
which affords me uncensored opportunity to share whatever it is I need to say,
every year we move forward, we may look deeper into our neighbor's eyes or more suspiciously.
the place where I always teeter in the reality of before and after,
but a place where my girls know no differently,
I can't quite comprehend a global win vs. lose, but I do know loss.
I'll always be a Yankee, no matter how many years I call Colorado my home,
Oceans, mountains, prairies, cities, farms, desert, south, north, west, east,
The best place on earth, I'm proud to be an American.