stop policing my body

you will not
drag my body through your –
muddy dirty
battlefield.

you will not –
dress me
undress me
police me.

my body is not
the battlefield
for your morals –
religious or secular.

my morals
reside in my heart
my morals are –
not hidden in the folds of my clothes

(and just to make it clear,
my honor lives with my values,
and not as you think – in my vagina.)

stop dressing us,
undressing us,
stop policing our bodies
in the name of your –
false morals and values.

(c) khulud khamis | Haifa | 26 August 2016

3 thoughts on “stop policing my body

  1. […] one was just around the Burkini ban. Around that time, out of rage, I wrote a poem by the title “Stop Policing My Body.” Shortly after, Adi published this photograph, with the caption “My Body Is Not Your […]

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