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Meet Warsan Shire: The Somali-British Poet Quoted By Beyoncé In Lemonade

She was London’s Young Poet Laureate, becoming a voice for its marginalized people – now her work has been recited by the queen of pop 913 more words



I tried to make a home out of you, but doors lead to trap doors, a stairway leads to nothing. Unknown women wander the hallways at night. 64 more words




Why do you live in your body like you will be given another? As if it were temporary. You starve it, you let anyone touch it, you berate it. 54 more words


HOME - Warsan Shire

no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well… 435 more words


“first thought after seeing you smile,” by Warsan Shire

come with every wound
and every woman you’ve ever loved
every lie you’ve ever told
and whatever it is that keeps you up at night… 115 more words


for Women who are 'difficult' to Love

By Warsan Shire

you are a horse running alone

and he tries to tame you

compares you to an impossible highway

to a burning house… 172 more words

Warsan Shire