I am everybody and nobody,
I am a woman in an unjust society,
I am a refugee of my conquered country,
I am a sign yelling “Look at me, I am Muslim!” in an islamophobic country,
I am the youngest of my family,
I am someone’s enemy,
I am that special someone,
I am that friend that will make you laugh,
And yet, I am nobody.
I am not a person or a thing,
I am not a sign of my religion,
I am not the youngest of my family,
I am no one’s enemy,
I am not that special person,
And I am not that friend.
I am nothingness, I am enveloped in a darkness that makes me unseen So see me, I am here!
I am all these things,
I know this so I am in no need of your validation.