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Samiya Bashir

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Samiya Bashir

Samiya Bashir is the author of Field Theories, forthcoming next month from Nightboat Books. She teaches at Reed College and lives in Portland, Oregon. 

by this poet


after Z. S.

Still, somehow we are
carousel. We spin bodies
to the wall and back.

We are woman and
man and man. We
are surgeon and

operation. We are
everybody we love.
We are inside them.

We are inside and we
are laughing. We are
man and we