Tanka as Firework
perhaps this is how
America prefers me:
body bursting mid-
air, blood staining horizon;
exhale and i am no longer -
Previously published in Thrush Poetry Journal.
George Abraham is a Palestinian-American Poet, Activist, and Bioengineering PhD Candidate at Harvard University. He is the author of two chapbooks: al youm (the Atlas Review, 2017), and the specimen’s apology (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019). He is the recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, the Watering Hole, and Brooklyn Poets, as well as the honor of "Best Poet" at the 2017 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. His poetry and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, Rattle, the Rumpus, Mizna, Washington Square Review, Puerto del Sol, and anthologies such as Bettering American Poetry, Nepantla, and the Ghassan Kanafani Palestinian Literature Anthology.
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