Culture

Jill Kunishima

 

You say you have culture
Just because you were born somewhere else
Just because you can talk like them
That makes your culture better than mine?
Just because mine is a hybrid, a mix
Just because I have sushi on Thanksgiving?
Just because I eat steak with chopsticks?
Why doesn't that qualify?

I say I have culture
Just because I was born here
Just because I talk like an Japanese- American
My culture is as good as yours
Just because mine is a hybrid, a mix
Just because I am as much Japanese as I am American
Just because I am a human being, who laughs, loves, and lives
And that qualifies