the wax paper

Fatima Siraj

MY LANGUAGE AND I

From a language that writes

right to left

they’ve assumed

my society is backwards.

PLACE OF BIRTH

The womb that carried you

has swollen

with your youth.

Fatima Siraj is the previously published author of Walk with Me, she is a student and facilitator based in Pakistan who conducts Poetry Workshops at schools. “My Language and I” and “Place of Birth” belong to her latest collection titled, Limits, which revolves around the theme of boundaries. fatimasiraj.com