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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