Quiet Connection

by Loolwa Khazzoom • June 11, 2016 • Songs

The quiet connection
Russian doll style
We are connected
To each other
To the circle of friends
To the community
To the people
Concentric circles
One linked to the other
One linked to all
Sometimes I have experienced
This whole Being nirvana
And felt such contentment
Such peace
More often than not
I could not be present
Open myself to absorb
And receive
Because the healing
Was laced with the poisoning
And I rejected the connection
To protect myself
I am experimenting now
With selectively receiving
And selectively rejecting
Because I have discovered
The glorious and gory
Are often inextricably intertwined
I am removing this
Police officer’s badge
And recognizing that
Just because I enjoy the positive
Does not make me complicit
In the negative
It just makes me human
Recognizing my limitations
Of control
And allowing myself to bask in
The Beauty Gd/dess put
On this (flawed) Earth

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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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