Poem: Swimming in Snow

Dad can’t stand the cold He wasn’t meant for trudging through snow He was meant for swimming He swam all his life when he was younger He would choke on a sea [I don’t know the name o…

Poem: Minority

Submitted by Anonymous.  Three labels I wear like silken brocade. You’ve designated them, I believe, “minority.” Count up their numbers, in billions, no less: 3.5, 1.6, 1.3. Minority?   Next to A…

Poem: Acacia

I want to cut off my breasts and bury them in the dirt. I want to cut out my womb and burn it. If I can’t have or nurse children, will you stop treating me as though I am just a vessel? I want to star…

Poem: They Said God

Written by Dena Igusti and Marwa Adina. If I wrap my words around “God,” will they be protected? If I say god after every phrase, will they be preserved? Like I god LOVE god YOU god I god NEVER god LO…

Poem: Distance

Written by: Memoona Ahmed.  This is a sonnet about estrangement from friends because of parents’ distrust of foreigners — and a message to mingle and utilise our strengths. After all, we are stronger …

Poem: How Many of You?

How many of you Are protesting Trump’s agenda But voted for him How many of you Will face God in church today But can’t look your Muslim neighbors in the eyes anymore How many of you Hold …

Poem: Uninsured Citizenship

To all my brothers and sisters Undocumented Green card holders Muslim Scared I, too, hold my breath in fear For I only got my U.S. Citizenship last year While they came for you first I know I am next …