You don’t know the history of my pain.
I am Junub
A woman in end-less men-struation
Buying daily your pads to c-over and protect my skirt from stains
I continue to bleed
afr-aid to speak of my periods
But now I say, “I am in pain, help me.”
Silent guns shoot though my womb
23, 32, 10
The pad seller continues to pray for
I continue to men-struate
Loose so much blood
[Courtesy of the author]
Link to the Italian translation

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