Published on: Thursday, February 9, 2017 News

"Together, We" By Poet Laureate Merrill Leffler

On Saturday, February 4,  during Takoma Park’s “Sanctuary City Teach-in,” Poet Laureate Merrill Leffler shared an original poem entitled “Together, We.” This cento or collage poem featuring a collection of over 14 different voices examined just what it means to “be American.”

This poem is a beautiful way to continue the conversation surrounding immigration and what it means to be a sanctuary city. Read the words and decide what “Together, We” means to you. How will you celebrate our togetherness? Will you embrace the beauty of our differences and similarities?

(You can also listen to Merrill read the poem below, starting at 4:22.)