Let’s Set Off Some Fireworks!
today is the day that i celebrate
an American culture that conquered my ancestors
or, at least, bartered us into a nice common wealth.
i celebrate this day when American people,
who are not my ancestors,
rebelled against British people,
who are even less my ancestors.
i applaud their ingenuity, their rebellion,
their terrorist acts against the king,
and their general intolerance to following the law.
i recognize this fact by watching things explode,
not unlike a BP incident,
but this rather clever artistic ear attack
and car alarm and dog bark inducing event
is much more Chinese, at heart.
this is the point where i throw my hands up and declare,
i don’t know where i am anymore.