Maybe in learning the shapes of your strength
You will one day be able to return
To the small sounds of your softness

Maybe your softness is
The most courageous
Thing in the universe

To read the entire poem that appears in the new THE MAGAZINE, click here.

Mary Barghout is a mixed heritage Egyptian American reader and sometimes writer who is currently on a Star Wars universe kick. Her work has appeared in Mizna, Azeema Magazine, Saint Paul Almanac, and online at and at

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