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I am the Statue of Liberty...

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I am the Statue of Liberty, my girdle curdled by partisan politics, my hem ripped by the patriot act, but despite recent events my intent remains intact, to embody the ideal of liberty in society with dignity and heart. My crown is still on my head, my libido is not dead, I want to mate with the Golden Gate, and birth renewed civil liberties so once again America will be land of the brave, home of the free. -Tsaurah Litzky

Credits: For the 2006 People's Poetry Gathering, City Lore and the Bowery Poetry Club invited New Yorkers to take on the personas of their favorite New York City places.