Chemistry of Community

Chemistry of CommunityThe world is made of atoms,Both individual and packed.A combination of customs,Both tangible and abstract. Communities chemically composed,Elementally individual.But energy stored in bonds-Thermodynamically favorable. Each bond a different length,Yet each a notable factor.Changes based on wavelengthBut still can shape character: Our melting and boiling points,Supportive structural integrity.Our awareness and viewpoints,Solidarity and reactivity. It’s…

Faith is Your Friend

The Name is quite a quandary, Constantly collecting curators. An identifier oft identified incorrectly, Ourselves the biggest perpetrators. “Hi, my name is Amal,” I said, “Just like a shopping mall.” Though reality disagreed within, I swayed to society’s call. For a year wandering lost, Unfamiliar and alone, Scraping by and trailing exhaust, Too willing to…

Me Too

Me Too How long is long enough? How much will finally be enough? How do we get to a point where you’ve stopped treating us women like property and our bodies like a prize that doesn’t have to be won?   When does it end? When will the harassment stop? When will our mothers and…

Peace, Equality, Respect!

A fight for what’s right A turn from what’s wrong, Love’s what makes us strong.   A broken heart doesn’t stop me But disrespect from my boss? I disagree, Love’s what makes us strong.   Being told I can’t study science is a disgrace, Who’s to tell me where’s my place? Love’s what makes us…

I Wish We Had More Time

Waiters carry champagne to and fro. Guests laugh and dance gaily under the radiance of the moon. Fireworks keep her tired eyes open, Painting the night with white, green and pink. Inside, a couple argues over an affair Men keep tabs on women especially drunk. Cigarette butts and ashes litter the lawn. Finally, dinner is…