They say, “you’re animals”
as you lock our babies
in dog cages and erect
new concentration camps.  

They say, “you’re criminals”
but apparently you didn’t
get the memo that most
mass murderers are Anglo-Saxon.   

They say, “you don’t belong here”
yet our ancestors were here first
and still fight in all three of the
Americas for rights to their lands.  

They say, “speak English”
yet you don’t know any
language but money and think
Brazil is a Spanish-speaking country.  

They say, “you’re lazy”
but you don’t know that we sell roses
at Los Angeles intersections to feed
the kids your kleptocracy didn’t abduct.