Rami Karim, Narratology

I am hiding my feelings in a stock photo

A man with a beard is out to get you

I saw it in a daydream

Wanted it when I hid my feelings

In an Arab man

Out to dinner, doing normal things




You look to me for answers

I’ve tried everything they have

Recycling previous mottos

Pan-Arabism is cool I guess

Just kidding

Forgot I am naïve, fuck borders

I meant to say




Our mouths could not announce

What is given up for efficiency

In America we do not hesitate

Do not sit still

There are fireworks

In the lines on my face

A pockmarked surface

Devoted to solace

Discarded in error