Some mudslides somewhere,
the TV flashing, but it just
passed as a white noise ghost
in and out of my lungs.

So they took all the lost,
the disconnected, the wild,
huddled bloody and dirty masses,
yearning to breathe free.
And they fucking ate them alive:

and that's the American Nightmare.
Airborne Toxic Events, Bonfires
of Vanities, the junk science,
genies, gypsies, refrigerator
stashes, missing white girls,
and we're just fishing for corpses
all week.

Some lost, wild fire wheezed
through this America.
Now it's all ashes, this America,it's just ash.