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POSTCARD TO ANI DIFRANCO by Shushan Avagyan Trey Ellis would probably call me a `cultural mulatto,' and you'd probably agree; America is not the dream, it's where you sober up (with a bad hangover) and get (de) familiarized to the color of your skin. But sitting here on Baghramian Ave., squinting my eyes at couples perched at their tables I wonder if they ever think of their `next bold move' and if (my) morbidity ever discomforts them. Trapped in the sky, like Lucine Zakarian's krounk, always homebound and always lost on the way, I'm building a nest in each port. Staying in one place has become a sore. `Perpetrating counter- culture' has grown into a bad habit. But this, of course, you already know. -- Shushan Avagyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. She is currently working on her doctoral degree in English Studies, and is a recipient of the Dalkey Archive Press fellowship at the Illinois State University. She is the author of `Girk-anvernagir' (Yerevan, 2006).