“Men will be free to marry as many women as they please.”
Men, married, will now be free to collect more wives.
Or, like clothes, men can keep collecting as they please.
Maybe, being pleased, a man can marry as many wives as he chooses.
Choice, being only available to some areas in society, allows for others to be denied their agency.
The room swallows me whole.
“ every little, two-bit Somali has a big dream – to blow us up, knock down our buildings and slaughter our children.”
The human being is composed of tiny particles, known as bits. The real measure of how human one can, or cannot be is on the bit-scale.
A two bit human being cannot exist.
A two bit Somali is worse.
Or perhaps, when identity becomes an insult.
(why do we have to be proud to be?)
Get them out of here.
All we are trying to do is find a way to navigate
but the compass needle
can’t see the difference
“A Ugandan man was burnt alive by an angry mob for allegedly being gay.”
– IB Times
We have chosen to survive
(or, when existence becomes a radical political act)
Still looking for ways to speak.