without holiday

I am not a mother,
nor am I a father,
though a loving sibling,
son, brother

I am not a veteran
of any foreign war,
nor a president,
dignitary nor
historical
figure

I am not a laborer
fighting for equality,
nor minority
struggling for
diversity

I am not Christian,
Muslim or Jew;
in fact, I don’t believe
most follow as they are
supposed to

I am not proud
to be an American,
and don’t require
fireworks to cloud
my skies

I don’t qualify
for Cupid’s arrow
and don’t acknowledge
the dead rising in the midst
of Spring

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