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Like how the zipper head down the street Is called that because the way our heads Split open when struck with assault Weapons or how Jeeps ran over and left Marks across corpses and someone clever Thought that we were only good to unzip Like how every time you lump an Asian Person into one culture it's Systematically making us assimilate into An America we thought was better than Our war-torn home and every time you Confuse me with some other nationality That I might share similar features to Is stripping away my individuality and I Still feel the shame of being Asian the Heat and Pious dedication of June 11 1963 the Envy of blonde hair and blue Eyes and I still remember thinking where All the boys who looked like me on TV Were the broken words from my mother and Father stage diving off of my tongue the Anger I felt when I when those kids Thought I would get them sick