R O J A V A

I close my eyes and remember warm summer nights  Spent on rooftops, mattresses spread out, spray bottles filled with water Waving at neighbours, enjoying the rare breeze of a summer’s night. My three sisters and I would laugh endlessly as our parents slept Underneath the blanket of stars and an overzealous moon  Watching over us, [...]

an open letter to the PM

Dear Mr. Prime Minister Trudeau, I invite you to come have dinner with me. Come to my home away from home. Welcome, as you walk into the foyer and see a Persian rug hanging, look closely, it tells a story. I’ll share her secrets with you, her journey through Persia to Iraq to Jordan and [...]

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My Mother Tongue shakes the balance of your state, My Women scare your men into slate, My Mountains have helplessly observed our fates As seasons pass and winters press, and foundations shake. A people whom you’ve never seen Are born with wings to fly over the scene Of blood and bodies of the badly betrayed [...]

loss; and all her friends

your absence is a silent thunderstorm that suffocates me back to life, an all-encompassing feeling of nothing.  a body piercing shriek in an empty walkway of thoughts, your death is  tears to my soul, shreds in my heart, beatings to my chest. it’s everything and nothing but  an empty letter addressed to a fleeting moment. [...]

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unrehearsed words unclenched slowly, onto untainted hearts welcomed holly, unwisely he loves her, Nothing left but a desolate heart.  Mardin15/05/2019

Mona Lisa

& her thoughts Your friends are staggered in the rooms before and after you, while you stay stagnant in an empty, light, mustard yellow room. Everyday you see thousands of people, everyday you stand still knowingly posing for the hundreds of photos, yet you can’t help but feel alone, isolated in the glass box that [...]