بسم الله و الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله
Never here, never there.
Attempts to carve out space for herself,
met with scoffs and face-turns –
even from her own.
“Where are you from” –
a confusing question,
when “here” is all she’s ever known.
With every “Go back to where you came from” –
kindling a new desire,
to re-enter the womb that birthed her.
Back to the only home made for her –
and only her.
And Allah (SWT) knows best,