Hijab and covering has been coming up quite a bit this week. My friend’s husband admonished me for not covering, he said that the angels curse me everytime I go outside. He said for my own protection I should cover.


You said: cover up
That is not for everybody.
I ask: Why you didnt see me then?
It was not until I was like this that I got your attention.
You say: It should be treasured.
I say: Why when you devalued me from jump?
You send mixed messages
What should be,
Chasing what is not
While that which was under your nose
And loving you from jump
You sleep on.
You say: cover up
I say: Oh no love, it is you that has left me exposed
Although we are supposed to be each other’s cover.