By Fawez Azem
Dima Yousf, a Syrian Palestinian born in 1986, graduated from Damascus University with a degree in Arabic literature and a teaching diploma. She teaches Arabic in Damascus schools, and is pursuing a graduate degree “but with a stay of execution.” A recent post on her Facebook page reads “I have so many stories to tell, if I survive.”
Yousf’s poem is untitled.
Oh, if I only had a knife
like those that are forgotten on necks,
If I only had the fingers of a murderer
and his unblinking eyes.
If I could only utter the cry of his victim
the moment he gathers in the voices
from all four corners…
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