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 [...]

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 [...]

Turning 25

and other selfish thoughts On the eve of my 25th birthday I was standing in front of the Bassin Octagonal of the Tuileries Garden in the first arrondissement of Paris. It was a cold and windy afternoon, traces of the earlier drizzle was all over the green lawn chairs that sat around the fountain, and [...]