THAWRA NESA’EYA (Poem)

THAWRA NESA’EYA (Women’s Revolution)

Flesh veiled the
Shudder
The penis curfew Liberation
Starving to Bukowski (death)
And Lincoln quoted with Stella lips;
“We need a Women’s revolution of women by women of women;
it’s the one thing we haven’t tried yet”
To which everyone nodded while sinking into reticence

flesh veiled the
Shudder
It beats the stare-down
Those that bred and fed and raised and wept with drainpipe expectations as we sang our songs of innocent and Marx
Souls in our hands
Daggers perched ready to leap from our
Foetal-position contemplations of
Sexuality and Truth

flesh veiled the
Shudder
Midnight comes
They pace
They pray
we will go home to our sensibilities
Will we?
Or will we forge the constitution
With our dreams and our hips,
as carnivores do their meat?

 

-Hala Nasr is an Egyptian Poet. She tweets here.

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