Protest: A Poem

Why did you reproach him?
And turn him away?
Then curse him?
It is not honourable for Adam to kneel
Adam, you who have ruined my life
Listen: The Lord will one day revoke
In regret
How did He make you the caretaker?
The prophet?
The murderer?
The commander?
The master and the slave?
The father and the son?
And you
you are nothing but
A pair of flawed boots.
Written by Amal Al-Jubouri
Translated from Arabic by Salih J.Altoma.

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