Monday, November 25, 2019

Ra Blues by Shaimaa Abdelkarim

re/iterations of black gather around 
     our wailings

demanding flesh pain

as if we, black 
     not enough. 

remains of our white shadows,

affirming: we black 
     not us 

black is not echoes of you you you y o u y o u

black echoed in wewewe w w e e

black echoes tr us t

forged deep, 

clouding white skies with blues. 

we hail


opening our door
         to the cosmo s.

Shaimaa Abdelkarim (@shaimabdelkarim ) is currently a PhD student mostly researching into the resistant and idiosyncratic desires of legalists and human rights activists. She has some poems at Burning House Press. 

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