Society’s current hostility
towards the self

survival clutches
on to hope and intellect
where art is suppressed
in a rib cage created by
brutal gags of patriarchy

suffocating through
tear gas canisters of
artificial boundaries,
pessimism and neglect

see escaping from chains
cemented in
pansophical pietism
can be exhausting

but we fight
in revolutions
of letters and flesh

backs will not break
for enchantment
and these canons
will not conquer the
swelling of hearts.


Image Credit: Untitled by Hani Abbas

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