I grew up in the American Dream. It’s become a nightmare

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My Green Card, which I let expire. After college I never moved back

I grew up in the American Dream. Now I’ve lived long enough to see it become a nightmare. This was not what I was promised, growing up in 1990s Upper Arlington. This was not what I learned in school. Now I have to ask. WTF even happened? What was even real?

The weird thing about the present moment is how it collapses the past. …

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Indi Samarajiva

A writer living in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He/him. indi@indi.ca

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