My invisible middle finger
is a flag of peace
Only when you think I’m kidding
I laugh through my teeth
An irritation of your ignorance
To what expense does life of constant mass work bring to happiness
If not just time wasted on servitude to nothingness?
Here where the old lingers and the new parts its ways
Whilst there is peace now
It almost feels like this serenity is unnatural
Like its so unusual to be conflict free
I don’t deserve it…
Nouf AlJahdami is an Emirati creative based in Dubai. Her work expands from theoretical research to essays and art pieces of various mediums. Her prime exploration is within topics of identity, spirituality, culture and developmental politics from the Middle east and Africa for the Western world. You can find her on instagram here.