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Extermination

Extermination                                                                                                                             يوم القيامة

for Yazidi Women

 


rape
us whiter and holy

we will assemble the bones

dismember
memory of the past
stories trusted to oil bloodied lips
from burnt olive trees dripping

down
to fingertips

destroy
the iridescent crescent
beat of a song that sings blue
but it drums like god listen
allah        allah         allah
a sigh of something beautiful

you will be witness

to the many stages of the end

 the many stages of resurrection

vision dazzles
 sun and darkened moon are one
ignore hereafter for herenow
your collarbone escapes you
leg wound around leg

 الله          الله           الله 

gives life to the dead

 

 

 

 

 

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Nour Kamel

Nour Kamel is perfectly lit and writes things in Cairo, Egypt. Kamel works as a writer and editor, studied at the University of East Anglia with a year abroad at the University of Mississippi, is a Winter Tangerine workshop alumnus, and was shortlisted for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize in 2018. Kamel writes about identity, language, sexuality, queerness, gender, oppression, femininity, trauma, family, lineage, globalization, loss, and food.

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