I try to osmose the sweet water into my veins,
and try to remember, or at least
not to forget
how delicious it all is.
the water tastes alive; it’s almost carbonated the way it stands on my tongue and fills my mouth.
It’s the water I’ll miss most.May 2019
I wondered for a moment, if their souls were there with us–
gasping for air, murdered as they were.Toubkal 2019
In response to the 2018 murders of two young women in the mountain region where I lived, I embarked on an expedition with my Moroccan friends both as a pilgrimage and way to deal with grief.
Toubkal is the highest peak in North Africa; with Yassine, Daoudi, and Ouba, we were the first people to summit the mountain in 2019.