Guns and Roses*

Guns and roses What’s the difference? One is adrenaline The other a dose Both perform the same function Topping giants and dwarfs alike Making them drink or write Be it a bullet from the metal Or a petal From the rose Each provides an end One being quick and easy The other long and wheezy

Someone Might See Us*

Oh stormy nightWhat shall you bringOnly time will tellWhat the queen has said to her kingDid they have a fightAnd if soWho got the winBut seriously That’s enough for nowYou need to leaveSomeone might see us You might be my mistress But the day is my lawful wife

A Child of Diaspora*

What is home? A word I can’t define. We appreciate your struggles. Everything you’ve done for us, your sacrifices don’t go unnoticed. Leaving home, because it ‘would be good in the grand scheme of things’ Leaving home, because we’d definitely have a ‘better life’ Leaving home, so that we could get the best education. Right? […]

A Letter to Al-Aqsa Mosque*

My eyes fill when I think of you; you are a closet in my mind, in my heart. When people ask about you, I really don’t know how to summarise your bounty. How can I possibly explain the depths of your detailed intricate design, and years of history and battle? How can I possibly describe […]

Comfort from a Stranger*

You wrap your arms around my trembling body, My breathing begins to sync with yours. You hold me for some time, And I cannot speak to tell you how grateful I am. So I hold onto you like I’m gripping onto life, and my breathing feels warm, It has stopped attacking me. I let you […]