In honor of Allegiance Day, we present this work by one of modern Morocco’s finest poets.

08-14 Morchid
Fatiha Morchid
b. 1958


I rise from under the ruins
Climb my pride
And reach to the surface…
The zenith of pain
From memory I build up a fortress
…and from monotony.
I wrap myself in expectations from above
Before I resume…
My falling.

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