Gritty Details

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Today's OneWord: Anthem

I will not sing our national anthem. You cannot make me do it. The words mean nothing to me as I stare at a flag that melts into red, white, and blue streaks of paint. It all bleeds into the bay, and I am left with nothing but a vague understanding of principles like "freedom" and "liberty," statements tossed around like a hot potato that people can barely touch. No, I will not sing our anthem, because I don't feel free or brave.

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