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Whisper of Yes

You want what I have Demanding it by your actions and inactions Calling for my love to take shape In the form of rescue From yourself As you condemn me hate me spit on me Do everything in your power Consciously or unconsciously To undermine my own life wellness choices And ultimately peace You effectively [...]

By | August 12th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

Colonialist

Mother You are like the colonialist Mining the land for all it has Sucking out the bounty creation wisdom magic Benefitting surviving living expanding Denigrating devaluing spitting raging ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.

By | August 12th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

G-d’s Ocean

I was drowning in the sea Of your combined mental illness Until I realized I am a mermaid And then I swam in the glory of G-d’s ocean And surfaced Hollering in joy With fresh air gracing my lungs And sunshine sparkling on my eyes and smile ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No [...]

By | July 28th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

Car Wreck

I’m watching this car wreck I’m just watching this car wreck unfold Seeing it coming Knowing the path to avoid it happening But also this time knowing It’s futile To try and get you to listen To try and get you to shift gears Take A different direction So I watch it I just watch [...]

By | July 28th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

Dismiss

You dismiss All that I have gone through To overcome everything I have faced And get to where I am In effect you dismiss Your ability to do the equivalent In your own life with your own circumstances In effect you separate me out As different “special” And after a lifetime Of paying careful attention [...]

By | July 28th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

Wallow

You invite me To wallow with you To dive into Your cesspool You offer To suffer on my behalf Equating martyrdom With love ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.

By | July 28th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

Unsafe and Unwelcome

Tonight I went to a mermaid gathering – women joining together for spontaneous song and dipping (or swimming, in my case), in the cold Pacific Northwest waters. The gathering started off beautiful, soulful, nourishing, and healing for me. We shared how we were feeling and sang our names with that feeling – or in my [...]

By | July 25th, 2018|Living with Hypersensitivity|0 Comments

When My Words Do Not Take Flight

I don’t want to pitch you anymore I don’t give a fuck about What you think about what I think I don’t want to wait for something Outside myself, which you deem important, To happen To validate the relevance and worth Of my observations and insights I just want to see to contemplate to share [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

Default

Shit just drags on Your story Becomes my story Your chaos Becomes my chaos By default ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.

By | July 19th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments

I Would Be Her Friend

You said she was big And looked like a man That there was something Wrong with her And that when she danced alone With her tiara People felt sorry for her But I feel sorry For people whose lives Are so empty That they fill them With speculation And pity You said She’s mentally retarded [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|Songs|0 Comments