Suffocated (or untitled)


Within those boundaries

around me

in my city

my hometown

I can’t fight

too weak to resist

too fragile to stand up

So sick

to defend my birthright

too weak to lose my home

too careful not to be found

hiding within my own thoughts

my own beliefs

my rights

as a woman of … color?

what is my color?

what is my race?

Who am I anyway?

What am I to them?

Maybe now I said too much

and it’s time to be quiet

It’s time to know my boundaries

my own borders.

August 29, 2018


  1. This is powerful and intense, Arwa. Sending hugs, my friend…

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    1. Thank you Lauren! I really appreciate it!

      Liked by 1 person

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