Zein Sa'dedin

funeral for my mama 


if i must
in this   i
will          bleed 


lose the last
of my                    tongue
that mama
can        recognise


her                         name
with      an
unrolled ’r’




hanging in
the   back of
                my  throat


i built
an           origami   coffin


and buried


soft        pink


in our                   back     


in this   new
   language         there
is             no space

 for god liness


Zein Sa'dedin is a Jordanian poet by way of the University of East Anglia where she has recently completed her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. Born and raised in Amman, Jordan, Zein is about to begin an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Her work has been featured  in Undertow: the 2016 UEA Undergraduate Creative Writing Anthology and online at #NewWriting - www.newwriting.net.  

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