What if you saved the Americans from certain annihilation, but
they asked you to leave?
What if you found your own
little island to rule that you won from Spain, but the Americans told you to leave again?
What if they hanged your friends, harried your partners and drove you away?
What if they branded you a pirate, even though they had
stolen from you?
What if your justice was more swift, your judgment more true, and your process more due?
What if you hanged pirates while they hanged patriots?
What if you had a moral compass, but they didn't?
What would you tell your children then?
Where could you raise them to be strong and brave
What if you still wanted them to be American?
What if you loved the constitution despite the government?
What if on the inside, you were more American than the Americans?
How could you ever go home?
Cover illustration by Colleen Dick. Narration by Aya Katz.
Book by Aya Katz. Published by Inverted-A Press.