by Kenyan-born Somali poet Warsan ShirePoem: what they did yesterday afternoon,
by Warsan Shire


these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty

the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?Warsan Shire

it answered

Warsan Shire