At The Heart of America

Photography/Scholastic

Photography/Scholastic

At the heart of America

Lies the child 

Who has yet to discover her untapped potential 

At the heart of America 

Lies racism and inequality 

At the heart of America 

Lies me 

Though I am unsure of what life holds 

I have seen the very dream 

That lies within all of us 

The ability to love and care for each other 

The ability to not let someone’s appearance 

Determine what you think of them 

At the heart of America 

There’s me 

There’s you 

And anyone who dreams of becoming.