Zeina Azzam

Zeina Azzam is a Palestinian American poet, editor, and community activist. She volunteers for organizations that promote Palestinian human rights and the civil rights of vulnerable communities in Alexandria, Virginia, where she lives. Her poems appear in a number of literary journals and anthologies. She holds an M.A. in Arabic literature.

A Refugee Grows Old

for my mother She is surprised by the pink cyclamen in the pot, examines the foreign petals, upswept as if reaching toward another place. Her own journey seems muted now, details as far away as her childhood in Palestine. Where …

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