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Samiya Bashir's Writings

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Poem
Feb.22.2009
Fall 2007
We've been reduced to ice cold water, salt and well-beaten rocks, as though the old customs could possibly sustain or keep us clean now. In truth, we hardly remember these early folkways. Ah, but what we have hidden – glory! – the angle of dawn on our fingertips, pressed against our mish-mash flesh....
Poem
Feb.22.2009
Winter 2009
if this is a game then we have made it, unknowing, to the final four. unlikely underdogs. spectators turned to suspect sport. anti-athletes. out of shape beyond reason. at season’s height we fight for a limited audience. few dancers. fewer cheers. down by 30 and our coach m.i.a. we, foolish, dribble. each bounce-back brings a stranger....