Every month, Cosmographia partners with NinaAlvarez.net to publish a "transcendent" poem plus offer the winning poet a $50 prize.
Aiyah Sibay is a poet and artist originally from Syria. She graduated from University of Maryland in the Spring of 2017 and has worked as a photographer, reporter, and columnist for various publications. She has also worked as a contributing writer for the UN and the Middle Eastern publication, Barakabits.
She was a Litfest finalist and a winner of the “Writing Migration Literary Competition” at the Forming Black Britain Symposium. Aiyah has also worked with Syrian, Iraqi, and Palestinian refugees over the years and is currently residing in the West Bank where she teaches English and writes.
by Aiyah Sibay
In the valleys of Brooklyn, and only
in the early night, you’ll find an
Arab man bending over these black
roads, praying with the rage
of a foreign man who has no
money to return. Watch the way
He pulls at God’s fingers
and plucks the strings holding him
to this world.
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