Personal, Poetry

Diaspora Blues

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,

~u

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