Letter to My Mother


Read poet, med student and Love InshAllah contributor Suzanne Syeda Shah’s poem on love, estrangement and new beginnings

Letter to My Mother


twenty seven

i return

to the house

at the corner I grew up in

weeds too high to mow

down next to the papaya tree waits

abbu’s gray toyota pickup

he’s dead for eight

years i wanted to step

through the front door

right foot first always you taught me

the way of the Prophet.

Read the rest of the poem at the International Museum of Women’s exhibit Muslima.

One Comment on “Letter to My Mother”

  1. yasmine1221 says:

    Reblogged this on homepage of yasmine1221 and commented:
    that is so sweet of you my sis