reality check

a blemish on otherwise perfect skin
the delayed marriage to a soulmate
who has not the faintest traces of sexism—
bank accounts that jingle faintly with scarcity
but at least I always have enough to eat,
in fact I would like to believe
I live in excess,
tubs overflowing with clear water
when others would kiss the ground
to simply see it running through their homes,
an illuminated refrigerator
for I must be able to differentiate
between the gouda, white cheddar or edam
lest I crave myself a midnight snack
after awakening from my bed
my bed, my bed
mine
in a room filled with things,
my things
a laptop clock airconditoner perfume
shelves and shelves and shelves of books
that I can read and comprehend
The only ailment I ever wail from
is a petty migraine every here and there,
my body my rationality my every faculty
is absolutely perfect, perfect

and I should be spit on
because I can still find
reasons to be unhappy
while others would kill
for what I have,
Take it all,
I don’t deserve it,
I want You
to have it all,
I want You,
to be happy.


naira badawi

74 notes
tagged as: poetrygratitude

  1. contemplativecells reblogged this from tansheer
  2. apparatingtohogsmeade reblogged this from tansheer
  3. thetroubledravenswritingdesk reblogged this from tansheer
  4. almalikab reblogged this from masroora
  5. yolirey reblogged this from tansheer
  6. cynicsdream reblogged this from tansheer
  7. cursingthewindunearthingthesun reblogged this from tansheer
  8. courtneylee2043 reblogged this from tansheer
  9. dracoyoulitttleshit reblogged this from tansheer
  10. insanewithlove reblogged this from tansheer
  11. kuchankahee reblogged this from tansheer
  12. aloewaterr reblogged this from tansheer
  13. mallorybru reblogged this from tansheer
  14. actavez reblogged this from tansheer
  15. invisible-and-fabulous reblogged this from masroora
  16. candycambell reblogged this from tansheer
  17. cleo-jones reblogged this from tansheer