I give up my seat on the plane

to a woman whose baby may be a bomb.


I mail things off without return addresses

knowing they will never find me again.


When the news talks of RPGs I get confused:

is it a role-playing game or a rocket propelled grenade?


As a naturalized citizen I am compelled to believe

that I have never been a communist.


I am certain the things we do for our country

are never things, never done, not for everyone.