Love Poem: Afghanistan
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Written by: Tesem Ikima


I feel like Afghanistan
All the friends who helped me through my depression 
Have left
I want to leave this body I call home
Rather than wage war with my demons 
Strong and mighty
Smiling is equivalent to holding a plane at Kabul. 
I fly for a minute 
And drop back down into the abyss
Depression you restrict me like the Afghan woman now. 
But I will learn to love my body
And I will find my home some day