Maryam Ala Amjadi

Rookie (01/01/1984 / Tehran)

Underneath

for Lubna al-Hussein

The butterflies of my headscarf
are pilgrim worms that have always crawled up
the laddered gloom of my vocal cords.

And by the strident testimony of my heels
the life I walk is half dead on the blindness of scales
while the immature conquerors of our alien triangles

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