Pieces of the Puzzle

by Loolwa Khazzoom • May 7, 2016 • Songs

You would have killed me
Many times over
Yet I’m so terrified
Of your dying
Leaving me floating
In this Northwestern harbor town
No roots left
In the Middle East desert
The festering
Destroyed everything
Defining you
By your worst behavior
Leaving a legacy
Of your violence
When the slate
Could have been wiped clean
Wholeness requires the participation
Of all the moving parts
But I’m left with just
Pieces of the puzzle
So I focus on
Creating an entirely new picture
But then who have I become

©2015 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.

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Loolwa KhazzoomLoolwa Khazzoom has worked with leading media outlets, including The New York Times, CNN, Rolling Stone, and ABC News. In addition, she has published two books and has lectured at prestigious venues including Barnard Center for Research on Women, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Harvard University. Loolwa is passionate about health, music, dance, multiculturalism, and Judaism.

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