america, the united states of america, we’re the united states of consciousness, the united states of all of us, the united states of breathing in and breathing out about us, instead of tripping over tripping out about us, america, the united states of neighbors, the united states of a language we don’t know spoke across the hall, across the street, in our face about us, with a look in the eye clear as sun light, clear as a plate of food handed out to a shaking hand that grew up to understand us, and years later reached out and lifted us, america, the united states of consciousness, the united states of all of us, the united states of breathing in and breathing out about us, instead of tripping over tripping out about us, america, the united states of no single american language, the united states of no single american religion, the unites states of no single american race, and oh how that means we race, straight up and down main street showin’ off about us, cuz we’re the united states of hard workers and hustle up and what you gonna do about us, cuz we’re america, the united states of america, the united states of consciousness, the united states of all of us, the united states of breathing in and breathing out, instead of tripping over and tripping out, nope you ain’t choking and dropping out on us, the united states of getting beyond any obstacles, beyond any small minds locked onto small problems, like the stars and stripes ripped apart into some colors and some tribes, petty shreds of cloth mottoes and cheap slogans tossed out and blown away, by the slightest head winds, by the easiest problems, enclaves of that pernicious weakness where we get only the news we want to hear, only the news we want to see, and can’t handle anything else, like maybe the other half of our shared reality, america, we’re the united states of america, the united states of consciousness, the united states of all of us, the united states of we can do anything, of we got this, of we’ve been through so much already together, the united states of freedom, as free for you as it is free for me, as free as a team of rivals will ever be, cuz america’s not just about you, cuz america’s not just about me, floating on our little islands in a churning mental sea, watching selfies twitching on cracked hi-def screens, america, we’re the united states of america, the united states of the united strength of all of us, the united states of the united strength of all our hands together, of all our strong lungs breathing deeply, breathing freely, all our deep roots in the dirt beneath all of our feet, in the food that feeds us, in the dreams that shake us from our sleep, in the hands that build us, then free us, america, we’re the united states of america, the united states of consciousness, the united states of all of us