Also Libya: A poem by Suheri Hammad

A Point of View, Libya, Middle East & North Africa, Politics | | March 2, 2011 at 10:47

Also Libya

no one tells you
if anyone does, you do not listen anyway.
if you do
still you do not understand.
no one tells you how to be free.

there is fire in your neck
ocean in your ear
there is always your fear
the words you cannot even (speak).

no one is here
when the world opens upside down
you reach toward dawn
your weight on the earth changes.

some of us plant deeper
others ache to fly.

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