Oh, for what is a true patriot anyway?
Ye who is too hateful to concede defeat,
too thuggish to deserve democracy
too blind to the sufferings
too busy gerrymandering
too supreme for the truth
Oh, for what are words anyway?
The muted don’t need words. Words are weapons for liars.
Oh, for what is this country anyway?
This is the house that racists built,
this is the land where rioters rage,
this is the home where civility is burnt
this is the joke where liars rule,
this is where they swim to your shores
then nailed with Judas’ kiss
Bio: Amy Lee is a lawyer and emerging writer based in Seattle. She is finally writing as she feels she has been quiet for too long.
Her work was published in HR.Com, Thrive Global, The F-Word, Cicerone, FemAsia, Brave and Reckless, Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen, Rigorous, Journal of the Asia-Pacific World, Feminine Collective and Womankind, Flash in a Flash, Sweet and Sour Zine, Quail Bell Magazine and the upcoming RELEASE ME, the Spirits of Greenwood Speak anthology and The Stripes Magazine
She holds BA/LLB from the University of Queensland and LLM from the University of Melbourne
She volunteers as a mentor in the JD program at the University of Melbourne.