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SUHAYLA HEPBURN

After 23 days of Ramadan,

I haven’t touched the Quran,

I’m perpetually deducting

menstrual days,

I feel               no shame

 

Yah Sheik,     Oh Brother of

high esteem

knowledge

and visual molestation

Oh Great Gatekeeper,

Legging Police,

Fly Away Spotter,

Womanizing Critic,

Brother

when can I become your Brother?

Editor’s note: Because of the difficulty of maintaining the integrity of the spatial format of the poem the poem in its entirety is available at the link below as a pdf.

Menstrual Thobe

 

 

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