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POEM: The Fabric That Defines Me

POEM: The Fabric That Defines Me

This poem is an ode to the headscarf, a fabric that has been heavily policed and debated, yet represents autonomy for many Muslim women.


Who am I to you?
Terrorist.
Oppressed.
Confined.
Restricted.
Hidden.
Imprisoned.
Controlled.
The fabric which envelopes me,
a welcome friend,
a haven.
Unnerves and offends.
This barrier restricts
myself to you.
The individual I am
eludes you
as society informs
your deception.

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