Withdrawing from people Withdrawing from life Relinquishing both Responsibility and possibility I’ve been holding it all For you for me Rising above going beyond Repeatedly But I’m exhausted now Poignantly aware That I’m a foreigner In this stranger strange land Where people choose Sabotage And self-defeat Over devotion and discipline ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All [...]
I get off the ferry Turn right on 1st Ave Because it’s the easiest way To get to the south side Without taking the freeway I turn my head As I pass the stadium Know what’s coming Larger than life size Images of degraded women Flashing with bright lights And when the game gets out [...]
I invite you into my space Knowing you are a threat To my soul to my wellbeing You are so helpless As always ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
What a disappointment To discover That despite every opportunity To rise to your greatest self You choose otherwise Until I realize That lower being Is in fact who you are ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
Grappling with insanity Navigating between realities Wellspring of hope You will see things clearly I live in a limitless world In a world of limitations Repeatedly crashing up against The discrepancy between What is possible And what you choose to do ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be [...]
You think I’m a malcontent I just see the complexities The criss-crossing layers All important all relevant All essential ingredients Without which It lacks depth integrity And resonance It takes too much energy To stay and educate persuade Awaken you So I retreat again To the mountaintop the cave The shadows Where I am alone [...]
There is no excuse For your level of ignorance In your position of leadership And yet it’s typical Standard routine And I am left in the position Of picking up the pieces And cleaning up your mess Repeatedly Answering your ignorant questions Asked in your ignorant ways Adding insult to injury Multiplying While I remain [...]
I recently offered a music-driven program at the National Women's Studies Association. I was reminded of why I left the feminist movement in particular, and the Left in general - unchecked and rampant racism against Jews. I contemplated the similarities between violence against women and Jews - in particular, in the case of domestic violence, [...]
It's regurgitation Not education Or heart felt exploration Leading to the discovery Of Truth And the connection Of experience You actively alienate me While preaching diversity And extol hate Under the pretext Of anti violence ideology @2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author's permission.
I am reading a book I found in a used book store, Art & Fear. I have found in there some passages that have been life-altering. Sometimes someone says something you already know, but they present it in such an articulate and coherent way that it all comes together with power and focus that didn’t [...]