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.