bootstraps | Zara R. Ahmed

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with your twinkling eyes and chrome heart
overflow with opportunity
life designed to give unto you endless ease
academic airlifts and trust fund entitlement
all to fulfill your dreams of attaining riches
looted from the palms of those who,
could not be born so lucky.

Zara R. Ahmed (she/they) is a South Asian poet from Toronto turning her nightmares into art. You can read her work on instagram at @ahmzers.

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