by Saurabh Anand
Check if it's OK with
your visa and all?
Writing Op-Eds on such things can be tricky.
F-1 is like being behind the eight-ball.
You’re not American, so
why do their politics bother y’all?
You’re here to study, yet locals may still go freaky.
Check twice before you cause trouble with your visa and all.
You don't even have a
hyphenated identity. It's not your call,
Don't ruin what you have. This path will not be easy.
The F-1 visa keeps one behind the eight-ball.
India and the U.S. are
allies. Your decisions will declare you: mole.
You’re a taxpayer but a stepchild in this country’s family,
so check the consul’s small print on your visa and all.
What if you get your
dream job in this country after you graduate next Fall?
You might afford a home, sponsor your parents, and live here freely,
Don't take a chance at all. Being on F-1 is like being behind the eight-ball.
I know how badly we both
wanted to go to the #BLM protest at City Hall,
But what if we get caught and need an attorney?
Let’s check first. Would we be okay with the visa and all? Remember, we could lose
our status, in an instant, since F-1s, at risk of being sunk, are forever behind the eight-ball.