Letter to My MotherPosted: July 22, 2013
Read poet, med student and Love InshAllah contributor Suzanne Syeda Shah’s poem on love, estrangement and new beginnings
Letter to My Mother
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.