OF MARTYRS WHOSE BLOOD CEMENTED MY DNA // NOUF ALHIMIARY

you are a product
of all the bravery your ancestors
harbored at the south, carrying
the mass of ancient prejudice
upon the twists of the ropes of
their DNA. singing in the nilo saharan
to the melancholy of the african diaspora
of the indigenous people, songs of
the maxim of justice and liberty.
don’t you dare apologize for your
unrelenting pursuit of justice. don’t
you dare apologize for basking in
the liberty your ancestors shed
the nucleus of their souls fighting for.
you, are not an apology