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“Kansas City” by Rachel See

“Kansas City” by Rachel See
March 3, 2018 Nā Leo Literary Review

Kansas City

By Rachel See

If I was a city, I would be Kansas City.

Midwestern blood flows through these veins.

Lately I been dreamin’, dreamin’ of Kansas City,

dreamin’ of ol’ Missouri.

My hearts a’ longin’ for the heartland,

where I was born and died.

Now I’m reborn again,

just like a character of Mark Twain’s imagination.

If I was a city, I would be that river city.

I would be those low-lyin’ marshlands,

bird songs, brick storefronts, mapled city streets of autumn.

What words can’t say I would be,

’cause the people here say, “show me!”

We all are Kansas City royalty.

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