Hijab Scene 7 Poem by Mohja Kahf

Hijab Scene 7



No, I'm not bald under the scarf
No, I'm not from that country
where women can't drive cars
No, I would not like to defect
I'm already American
But thank you for offering
What else do you need to know
relevant to my buying insurance,
opening a bank account,
reserving a seat on a flight?
Yes, I speak English
Yes, I carry explosives
They're called words
And if you don't get up
Off your assumptions
They're going to blow you away

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hello 23 January 2019

gud pom gud pom gud pom

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Mohja Kahf

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Syrian - American
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