Share11 https://www.terrain.org/mp3/2022/jul/Porter-DearAmerica.mp3 Dear America, I am your daughter and I am angry. Born in a barn and raised by wolves, I have eaten the porridge and the plums and I am not sorry. You told me that I can’t go home again but it was you who sold me a bridge that was not yours, then set it on fire. Cati Porter is the author of ten collections of poetry, most recently Novel and The Body at a Loss. She is executive director of the literary nonprofit Inlandia Institute and founding editor of Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry. Learn more at www.catiporter.com. Header photo by De Visu, courtesy Shutterstock. Photo of Cati Porter by Lloyd Porter.