Sonnet #7

Whitewashed history breeds nationalism Teaching us to love manifest destiny 
Promoting power hungry hedonism
Privilege preventing true equity

“Don’t tread on me” as I tread on others
Ignoring centuries of our history
America’s crimes don’t make you shutter
Worshipping the American liturgy

We resist acknowledging the nation’s transgressions
Unconfessed, as we preach our exceptionalism

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