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I live the life of an American
but have the heartbeat of an Asian.
I don’t really know my true home,
I just carry these flags of two nations.
Divided by water, I’m so far away from
what could have been my home.
I brokenly speak my parents’ tongue
like it’s some type of loan.
Told to live normally
by forgetting my heritage.
But this yellow skin wraps
around me like a bandage.
If I take them off now,
my white wash will bleed out