Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Two Nations

All right, we are two nations.

Immaculate floors, ceilings broken
only by skylights. The insulated
walls, the soundless heat; and hidden
everywhere, a fan for every odor.

Of our two nations
that is one.
And you who will not
read this
presume you know the other.

("United States," by Philip Booth, published in Selves, 1990)

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