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will you reject idolatry
only to adopt certain values
oppressive to humanity?

whether in the name of nationality
or in the name of culture
or in the name of ethnicity
or in the name of God
certain values reek of injustice

none should be justified
none are divine
not. one.

perhaps idolatry would be less sinful
than all your oppression combined


Their Name is Justice

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“Their Name is Justice”

their name is Justice
and so they tasted
the forbidden fruits of paradise

can you blame them?
the earth simply would not provide

they were condemned to roam barren lands
where all was forbidden
and so they had fed on
their own to survive


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I will not apologize for my existence.

I will not apologize for believing in all tactics of resistance.

I will not apologize for my lack of patriotism.

I will not apologize for my “radicalism.”

I will not apologize for my empathy.

I will not apologize for being an outsider in every community.

I will not apologize for believing in all human rights even if they don’t match either your cultural or religious beliefs.

I will not apologize.

I will simply not apologize for being me.

To the Oppressors

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“To the Oppressors”

to the racists
and fascists,
to the colonialists
and neo-colonialists,
to the imperialists
and Zionists,
to the ultranationalists
and terrorists,
to the neo-Nazis
and authoritarians,
to the homophobes
and xenophobes,
to the sexists
and cissexists,
to the supremacists of all kinds,
to oppressors of all kinds:

when you shed blood
you still don’t hold power
every drop of blood resurrects warriors

you tremble in the face of warriors.


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you are inescapable, unavoidable

I see you, I breathe you
I feel nauseous from the taste of you

you are everywhere I go
every person I’ve spoken to
every face I’ve seen
even my own

you are every culture I’ve discovered
every identity I’ve known
every space I’ve entered
you are just everywhere

just everywhere
inescapable, unavoidable

every time I think I can escape you
I am proven wrong
every. single. time.

do you smile with satisfaction because
of your infinite double-edged swords?

even spaces that claim to hate you are not free from you

to be free from you is not merely
about certain religious beliefs
or certain cultural norms
or certain political parties
or certain other things
to be free from you is about everything
about everyone

how can we be free from you when we’ve never had the freedom to choose?
and when we will always be damned, regardless what we do?

-about patriarchy