I face my reflectionWith a solemn realisationI am not where I want to be. She’s asking me again,Yes, I see her, even without my glassesWith the most probing glances;What I could have done differentlyTo make you happy. No time to contemplateIt’s time to plaster onYour Friday Best smileWith the selectively placed tearThe crowd is waiting,In […]
why you should not hesitate. stop procrastinating. i mean it.
be proud of where you came from My mother’s always told me You look a little different For all the world to see For a very good reason Your roots lie elsewhere A land of beauty and peace A land with open arms Motherland Always ready to welcome you home A land of home Not […]
I was offline for 30 days and this is what I learned…
What if You never said what you said to me To break my heart into one hundred million Little pieces What if you could Undo the everything that crossed the line? Just rewind time. What if we never had to ask What if this and what if that Wouldn’t it be easier to know If […]
diversity on our terms.
We’ve eaten (pun absolutely intended) half of Ramadan already. The first day feels like the longest day of your life and then before you know it, she’s come and gone. Time becomes fluid (and yet again, pun intended) with my incomprehensible sleep schedule and lightheadedness throughout the day. The taraweeh nights feel shorter and shorter […]
In which I tell you about all the books with missing women.
We lose a few couple hundred families In the West Bank, FalastineThe arrow is pointed back at our backsShot down while they aren’t even looking, how crazy is that?Okay, maybe, there’s more stories to this taleSo then go look at the AfghanisBombed in daily relentlessly For crimes they didn’t commit Or did they, my memory […]
“We’ve always had Islamophobia” “Shootings happen all the time” “The shooter was crazy, right? Who cares about him?”