Gratitude List

by Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye

Thank you for insulting me.
You helped me see how much I was worth.
Thank you for overlooking my humanity.
In that moment I gained power.
To be forgotten by the wider world
and the righteous religious
and the weaponized soldiers
is not the worst thing.
It gives you time to discover yourself.


Almonds roasted and salted.
Almonds raw.
Pistachios roasted and salted.

Last updated October 02, 2022