My islam

20 May 2020



My islam
is forgetting Muslim in my bio
and just adding it back

is high school me & my thesis
traveling up & down this city for hijabi’s
and those like me


My islam
& hella black girl magical
laced in hour glass bodies
& Eid Afro’s
forgets to pick up the extra “a” in Inshallah


My islam
is walking away from Arabic
to be closer to Allah

is my partner
ayunando con nosotros


My islam
yet easily forbidden


My islam
chameleoned to keep you all comfortable
my thirsty throat always
using the last drop for a teaching moment


My islam
says google it
be weary of the way ignorance sits calmly with you


My islam
teaches me to do good
to live in truth


My islam
includes healing crystals
molded by his hands
transferring the breath he gave Buddha
in and out of my body


My islam
made soca
high-waisted bikini’s
is memorized up to Quarish
gets dizzy reading from right to left
yet never misses a prayer

Allah is found in the work

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