disappearing ii

i meant to post this powerful poem by suheir hammad in her newest volume, breaking poems, last night. it is yet one more example of disappearance. here the poet figures herself as gaza. and as gaza she disappears. i won’t say more because i am in the midst of finishing a book review for a journal on the volume. you may read and feel and think for yourself.

suheir hammad “break (vitalogy)”

all matter related
we connected

ana on corners
holy grams
ana incarcerated light

gaze me

ana gaza
you can’t see me

ana blood wa memory

it was all a dream
lion kissing me

ana harb
ana har

ana wa ana
we related
ultimate design
physical dream

please excuse my state of disappearance
been renovating structure
innovating space
hype earrings on


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