For Nicola Tesla, Who Arrived in America with Four Cents in His Pocket

Those within our welded borders

Those without which no nation was ever built

Those within which nest ambitions beyond lifetimes

Those without anything to lose except their nightmares

Those within one slight standard deviation of ourselves

Those without marketable souls or proof of life’s purchase

Those within quotation marks, within earshot of your insults

Those without equity, connections, or brand name clothing

Those within reach if only our hands were extended

Those without offense to any save rubber stamps

Those within all our bloodlines

Those without question

Those within reason

Those without delay