If you asked me to wave

my nation’s flag

I would rifle through my drawers

and bring out 4!

One that swaddled me as I cried

“hello world!”

Another, I wore as a fashion accessory

with leg-warmers – in those school days

Yet another- my parents tied around my head

to never forget who I really was

And another that serves as my cloak

reminding me daily that my

heart is always home

©Vivian Zems

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