Please note Week X brings with some changes. I started this BIPOC Women’s Exploration with Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw Founder of Intersectionality; that being said I am altering my project to be not only a permanent fixture of CCIQ Press but also one that will include anything and everything BIPOC. Once again, I began to think about the Theory of Intersectionality and how a true study must incorporate every single angle on the axis for it to be impactful. I am not being true to myself by limiting the scope that impacts and cross references a myriad of magnificent cultures. I want to thank Emma at DRCC for the appreciation of my vision. Now, that being said this week my poem is going to be about the land of Palestine. Written from the perspective of the hot desert earth; the story of an anonymous girl who is an anomaly. One that is mixed with both Ancient Hebrew & Palestinian blood.
And the fountain in the garden waits... Ancient civilizations merged together love forged behind enemy lines crimson ties that bind sorrow for both Damien: Do your parents know that you went out? Amani: No! Of course they don’t know! Ya Allah, are you out of your mind? Damien: Well, last time we almost got caught don’t you remember? Amani: Yes, I remember! I thought my father was not going to believe my lie. Damien: I hate that we have to remain apart like this – why can we just go somewhere and get married? Amani: You know why – the minute we try to leave my father is going to have the police out for a ransom on your head. Damien: I love you, nothing else at this point should matter. Our days are numbered, they will soon find out anyways. A little girl born into a battle cry pyres row upon row Culture is blasted people die, casualties scatter upon ash riddled streets genocide occurs everywhere to stand as a biproduct of love yet be pulled in too many directions there are 360 degrees in a full circle – we should afford humanity the right to peace – end the plasma river – the earth no longer needs to absorb
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