In memory of Edward Said

I am neither in nor out. 
I am in between. 
I am not part of anything. 
I am a shadow of something. 
At best, 
I am a thing that 
does not really 
I am weightless, 
a speck of time
in Gaza. 
But I will remain
where I am.



From Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear by Mosab Abu Toha. Copyright © 2022 by Mosab Abu Toha. Reprinted with the permission of The Permissions Company, LLC, on behalf of City Lights Publishers.