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“break (vitalogy)” by Suheir Hammad

January 8, 2009

“break (vitalogy)”
all matter related
we connected
ana on corners
holy grams
ana incarcerated light
gaze me
ana gaza
you can’t see me
ana blood wa memory
it was all a dream
lion kissing me
ana harb
heart
ana har
ana wa ana
we related
woven
ultimate design
physical dream
please excuse my state of disappearance
been renovating structure
innovating space
hype earrings on
Suheir Hammad

From her bookBreaking Poems.

…here the poet figures herself as gaza. and as gaza she disappears…

Taken from the blog Body on the Line


Suheir Hammad is a Palestinian-American poet, author and political activist who was born on October 1973 in Amman, Jordan to Palestinian refugee parents and immigrated with her family to Brooklyn, New York City when she was five years old. Her parents later moved to Staten Island.

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