by Loolwa Khazzoom • May 28, 2016 • Songs

Retreated in a corner
Maybe this time
You’ll come and find me

But you don’t

Spinning my hurt
And fatigue
As acts of aggression and punishment
Against you

“She’s not speaking to me,”
I can hear you tell others

Unable to see past the confines
Of your victimization
By the world
Casting me with the rest
Time and again

As if I condemn you
For being who you are
When it is the opposite
And when I have thrown myself
Between you and your attackers

But you can’t see that
You can’t see me
And there is only so much
I can give and try
Before I am deflated
And retreated
In the corner
Where I know you will not
Come to find me

©2016 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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