Thom Young

america has sunshine
I never wanted
it has oceans 
women that aren’t on its mountains
it has television sets
of sad lives 
and sometimes they're on repeat 
and repeat all over again.
it has birds that don't sing
my song
and if you're lost 
maybe you’ll find
me too.

Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His work has been in PBS Newshour, The Wall Street Journal, The Oxford Review, and over a hundred literary journals. A 2008 Million Writers Award and 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee.