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Nihal Mubarak is a poet, short story writer and freelance blogger. She wants to write stories that the world will remember long after she is gone. Twitter: @nextvisionary IG: a_taste_of_verse

Poem: Beautiful Skin

When I was in the fifth grade, My mama used to tell me I had Beautiful skin— I didn’t believe her. My skin was awkward and heavy, As though it belonged to someone else. I had skin that stretched…

Poem: Don’t Look at Me

If I were a painting, I could maybe understand Your desire to stand before me and strip Me down until you are satisfied with the Judgments you have made about me, as though You are an expert on what i…