All conversations with your father a monosyllabic; there are not enough words for what your mother has to tell you. She is fourteen again, a gossiping teen. No, she is just lonely.
Like an apology that is extended, I say, “You can call me Taznim; it’s easier to pronounce. You can call me anything that is easy for you.”
Never have I met a woman who has not been in the highest of spirits after masturbating.
We love ourselves unconditionally, and for this we loathe ourselves.
It began at thirteen, breakfasts hidden in desk drawers, flushed down the toilet, and, when the toilet had backed up, its pipes blocked by bananas and boiled eggs and buttered slices of toast and so much cereal and so much…
The key to a successful trip is the least amount of sleep. A total of four hours of sleep prior to leaving is a good amount. Take the earliest flight out. 6:30 in the morning is a good time.
When I moved to the America, not much was different. I had been countlessly followed home, harassed in public and private spheres, and I stayed quiet.
Married women will rehash accounts of their weddings. Listen to them. Their cheeks will be flushed.
There is nothing more painful than love that is withheld.
The first night after you left, after you drove off and I ran after you, running and believing that you would stop for me, I slept on the living room floor.