isqaat an-nizaam (overthrow the regime)




Dedicated to the people of Lebanon.


they flocked to Martyr's Square

bearing witness to their scars

thousands, thousands, thousands

hundreds of thousands


Nejmeh, Hamra, Tripoli,

Sidon, Tyre, Bekaa

Paris, London, Berlin,

Geneva, Prague, Istanbul

from Nabatieh to New York


"fuck the system"

"all of them means all of them"

anarchy?

or democracy?


smell of argilah and sweat

taste of khebez and salty tears

sounds of killon and dance parties

seeing flags and fists raised

feeling hopeful bodies shoulder to shoulder,

hand in hand.

a sense of sowra. a sense of revolution.

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