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I have the voice of a coloniser 

I know

When I speak in my mothers mother tongue and say 

حبيبي عيوني اقعدي جنبي 

بحكيلك قصة وانت بتحكي لي قصة

انت متلي وانا متلك

They know I am not 

I am both the coloniser and the colonised 

A messy fraction of a third culture 

Smokes and mirrors carrying both privilege and pain

But I am more than a voice I am more than the memories left upon this body, 

I am cute

I’m humble and I’m arrogant 

I’m a messy fraction of a human