Poem: Americano

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Painting: Frederick Childe Hassam

By Alex Andy Phuong

American America
The states must unite
To establish and maintain
Uniformity
And Abolish
Tyranny
Because Americano
Is much more than
just
a cup of Joe
It is a statement
For when it is right
To simply say
“no”
And take a stand
For civil civility
And equality
Liberty
And justice for all!

Bio:
Alex Andy Phuong earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Los Angeles in 2015. He was a former Statement Magazine editor who currently writes passionately. He has written film reviews for MovieBoozer, and has contributed to Mindfray. He writes hoping to inspire the ones who dream.

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