The World as I See It

I can’t help it: I watch the world, I read the news, I let all these urgent messages crash through my head. I imagine among them I hear the noise of voices straining to outshout each other’s prayers. I ignore it all, like a disgusted god like a regretful creator, totally over what he has made. …

Salt on Wound

Salt on wound

And water on mud

We are only memories

On the run across time

– Fadwa Suleiman, “Genesis” translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Hacker, A Public Space No. 24, 2016.