Monthly Archives: January 2016

make me into a temple

oh Lord, how distant is your presence locked up behind some altar I cannot enter, so far away I am from witnessing your mysteries. What place can I call holy? oh Lord, I am cut away from your sacraments. What … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 2014 LGBTQI Muslim Retreat

As a queer Muslim, I have often felt like a living contradiction of identities. Crashing into my burgeoning acceptance of my queer self were friends who saw it as their religious duty to explain to me how diametrically opposed this identity … Continue reading

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Night’s Journey Rage

I. The Raging Storm I sometimes lie awake at night Feeling the anger bubble up inside me Like a growing storm Sucking the life out of me Like the atmosphere absorbs moisture So that water transforms into darkness. I want … Continue reading

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