Happy Independence from America!
Today I celebrate my independence from the ugliness
of America’s past
declare my disconnection from its rigid spirit,
my independence from its caustic politics,
and claim my ancestry among those who reveled in the woods,
of this magnificent continent.
I am an American.
Among the Chippewa, the Sioux, the Lakota . . . the Micks
We are of them.
We honor what they honor,
we are Americans.