via doha

March 18, 2016

these days you never know

if

it’s because you are black

or

because your government still calls you a girl.

 

 

your tongue will want to speak arabic; the words in your mouth are not enough.

 

 

you are going to have to teach yourself to swallow

the lump in your throat.

with time.

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