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SONNET FOR RACIALLY AMBIGUOUS WOMEN
by Maya Salameh
Runestone, volume 6
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are you mixed with. what
do you use. [ ] women
are the most beautiful
in the world. I
do I pronounce
how many miles
has it been.
I make a call to the home country. I come from
the color of see’s butterscotch lollipops.
Maya Salameh is a sophomore at Stanford University studying psychology, where she is a member of the nationally ranking Spoken Word Collective and serves as the Artist-in-Residence at the Markaz Cultural Center. She is a 2016 National Student Poet, America’s highest honor for youth poets, and has performed at venues including the Obama White House and Carnegie Hall. She is currently working on a book, habibi, articulating Arab-American culture, conflict and consciousness. Her work has been published in the Greensboro Review