Be A Nurse They Said It’ll Be Fun They Said Shirt

Be A Nurse They Said It’ll Be Fun They Said Shirt, Hoodie And Sweater

The be a nurse they said it’ll be fun they said shirt!  I think of country music, I think of a Hmong refugee family east of St. John’s. Paul, Minnesota, lives in an old house with peeling paint and frozen windows in the cold January. I think of my mom and dad and their jobs as assemblers in old factories. I think of excerpts of the songs they have taken home for me and my brothers and sisters to translate, our efforts to make our lives meaningful in people’s songs. Caucasian men and women on radio and be a nurse they said it’ll be fun they said shirt!  

 Be A Nurse They Said It’ll Be Fun They Said Shirt

 Be A Nurse They Said It’ll Be Fun They Said Sweater

The aroma of fragrant rice and mild sunlight woke me up in the morning. My mother is in the cage. From where I was sleeping on the mattress, in the living room, I couldn’t see her but I could hear her singing at the sink. “My broken heart is broken, please don’t tell my heart. I don’t think it’ll understand and be a nurse they said it’ll be fun they said shirt! 

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