Identity

By Sharif Shakshir

 

These people who are not me are me.

Other people who are not me are not me.

Please distribute gifts and pain in my favor.

 

Bio: Sharif Shakhshir is a poet of Palestinian and Mexican descent.  He grew up in California where he works as a writer.  He is currently developing a girl's action animated series.  He attended UC Irvine and USC where he studied creative writing.  His poetry appears in Razor House, West Wind, and the Anthology of Writing that Risks.