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 [...]

The Day I Found Out My Mom has Cancer

(and every day since) Playlist: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/playlist/everyday-since/pl.u-qxyllMaTG2e2L2 It’s August six, and I’m looking at my mom lying down on the couch, she’s snuggled around a fuzzy blanket, her skin is a little pale, her hair is scarce. She’s cold, but there’s a national heat warning, yet she’s wrapped tightly by this blanket like a newborn baby [...]