Daily Prompt: Perplexed

via Daily Prompt: Perplexed

 

First-generation,

left home for promises…

arrived by plane, but called “fresh off the boat.”

Two years old, yet resetting to zero.

Cultures fuse with the result being,

a child who can relate to both sides,

but distinct, separate, alone.

He spends days as American,

at night, he’s Filipino.

His parents are perplexed,

wondering how this chameleon of a boy

can switch from their familiar child,

to a stranger in American clothing.

He’s traded egg rolls and rice bowls

for hot dogs and hamburgers.

This is home, now.

 

Perplexed

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