I was wondering where in your confines,
my wife’s spirituality fits,
where her chastity sits,
if at all within your boundaries,
can her need to be free from men and women,
she can exist.
Will her devotion,
will her night vigils and devotions,
you allow to be moonlit,
what of her veil, her shroud,
or is it attire you’d omit?
Ahh, her feminism,
for you stops at her outfit,
for you, even for her, unfit.
A word of her spirituality,
she can’t transmit.
Nay, your feminism,
is laced with prejudice,
and is pseudo-liberation,
white only, Holy writ.
-Wesam El dahabi
#justcurious as to how inclusive your mantras are,
if a woman content in her devotions,
liberated in her submission,
to her creator her orientation,
in complete volition,
has a divine addiction,
and is enshrined in her tradition,
she chooses to be abandoned,
from your pop culture couture versions,
devotes to her husband through choice,
would she still be deemed a free woman,
even though neither her husband,
her son, her father or brother has reigns over her,
would you still hold her and embrace her as woman as you?
Believe it or not,
not everyone wants your version.
So don’t be surprised if POC have aversions.
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