Also Libya: A Poem by Suheir Hammad


Feb. 21: Libyan protesters are believed to be seen in Benghazi, Libya.

also libya

no one tells you

if anyone does you do not listen anyway

if you do still you do not understand

no one tells you how to be free

there is fire in your neck

ocean in your ear

there is always your fear

the words you cannot even

no one is here

when the world opens upside

down you reach toward dawn

your weight on the earth changes

some of us plant deeper

others ache to fly

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