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Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
Yussra Mohammed Taha Ebrahim
November 2017
       Everything sucks about being here right now, because I really fought this trip, and I really thought I would win. It turns out my parents’ threats were serious.
       Nearby, a security guard is pacing back and forth, her hand positioned on the walkie-talkie in her belt. I wish she'd sit down or go away. Everybody is wronging me by existing today. Just when I’m feeling relief that the guard is walking off, she runs into one of the food court workers and starts having an outdoor-voice conversation in French, complete with plenty of breathy laughter. And my eyes feel unusually dry, and I'm exhausted because it's barely dawn, and I have a long bus ride ahead of me, and I can't fall asleep sitting up.
       I’m waiting in the plastic seat at the bus terminal to travel from Ontario to Vermont. I'm moving in with my older brother's family. And I
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False Starts
False Starts
Yussra MT Ebrahim
I swear it looked better
more profound in my head
much like my past work
it's the now that I dread
false start
start from scratch
there's the gas
and here's a match
blank pages ruined
by the very first mark
light can't shed on anything
purer than the dark
this is it, then?
too official
I'm not ready to begin
I'm not
in the right mindset
to from the first try win
but how could I ever?
see what hesitation tempts
there are no false starts
there are only attempts
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Daybreak by Y9ssra Daybreak :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 10 9 Weightless by Y9ssra Weightless :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 8 4 The Resistance by Y9ssra The Resistance :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 7 2 What's Good by Y9ssra What's Good :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 11 2 Pit Stop by Y9ssra Pit Stop :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 26 7 Hanging Basket by Y9ssra Hanging Basket :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 11 4
Lost in Boston
Lost in Boston
Yussra MT Ebrahim
narrow city streets
smell of urine and weed
I will only walk here
for as long as I need
my daily walk from the station
and to the station
smells of weed and urine
and enduring stagnation
I am a student
I travel to class
these are the nights
that I get to pass
I am a teacher
I journey to school
I am authority, yet
I don't know the rules
I am a teacher
finally it's here
my dream of seven years
but why is it here?
lost in Boston
though I know my way
you are heavy and rough
and old, you decay
every city in fact
can expect my back in its view
for the forest smells of air
and wood and splendor and dew
but for now
every person in the city
can expect my smile
and my energy and my time
and I am grateful all the while
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Evening Experience by Y9ssra Evening Experience :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 16 7 Arms Are for Hugging by Y9ssra Arms Are for Hugging :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 11 2 Caramel Apple by Y9ssra Caramel Apple :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 9 2
Meddling with Toads
Meddling with Toads
Yussra Mohammed Taha Ebrahim
September 2017
       I hope that toad is okay. We found him beneath a rock in the woods. He was huge. Bigger than both of my hands. And he was wart-ridden and looked dry despite sitting in the moist earth. After looking away for a moment, I couldn’t find him again in the leaf litter without Omar’s help, he was that color. I wanted to touch him, but I was scared he would jump out at me. His wide mouth and the funny placement of his eyes somehow reminded me of Omar. I decided to share this insight, which seemed to delight my friend. Omar leaned in too close to the rock, guffawing at the sight of his counterpart, and then a particularly loud and nasally chuckle caused the toad to suddenly shift one of his back legs. Freaked out, I immediately dropped the rock I’d been holding up like the hood of a car. It fell fast, presumably slamming down on the toad. We stared at the flat stone for a moment.
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Caesar Who Leads Us by Y9ssra Caesar Who Leads Us :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 5 3
When God Talks
When God Talks
Yussra MT Ebrahim
the sunrise over the city
puts the skyscrapers to shame
I know little of this world
but I am in it all the same
nature is a sound
it vibrates in the chest
nature is the ease
that remedies unrest
nature is profound
I feel it: I am blessed
in blood orange sunrise
on windswept mountaintop
with each heartbeat the surprise
is that the organ does not stop
atop glimmering seascape
and dense green canopy
by the anchor of the earth
with the strength of every tree
wonders ever brilliant
delight my wounded core
every time as though I have
never seen them before
do you see it at the rivers?
the meaning of this world?
can you find it in your heartbeat?
your timeline unfurled?
do you hear it in the birdsong?
do you know it by its call?
would you recognize that drumming
in your rib cage much at all?
do you feel it under moonlight?
a presence on these rocks?
do you listen for it daily?
do you hear it when God talks?
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The Golden Tweet. by OliviaMichalski The Golden Tweet. :iconoliviamichalski:OliviaMichalski 139 3 Still life in the style of Provence by Daykiney Still life in the style of Provence :icondaykiney:Daykiney 48 2 Octopus by pikaole Octopus :iconpikaole:pikaole 146 6 onto emerald horizons by JustinDeRosa onto emerald horizons :iconjustinderosa:JustinDeRosa 108 2 The Start by cadva The Start :iconcadva:cadva 44 4 Squids by pikaole Squids :iconpikaole:pikaole 290 21 Dreaming by charcoalfeather Dreaming :iconcharcoalfeather:charcoalfeather 27 12 Sketchbook Turtle by ambue Sketchbook Turtle :iconambue:ambue 27 4 133 [Flora XVI] by Shaideen 133 [Flora XVI] :iconshaideen:Shaideen 40 4 reflect by JustinDeRosa reflect :iconjustinderosa:JustinDeRosa 127 3 I Love Cherries. Any Seasons At All... by theresahelmer I Love Cherries. Any Seasons At All... :icontheresahelmer:theresahelmer 148 4 Early Birds. by OliviaMichalski Early Birds. :iconoliviamichalski:OliviaMichalski 186 3 Imagine (2) by DavidMnr Imagine (2) :icondavidmnr:DavidMnr 233 99 Movie Scores by Artbymoga Movie Scores :iconartbymoga:Artbymoga 225 28 Morning Person by Artbymoga Morning Person :iconartbymoga:Artbymoga 142 8 9- Sussex Rooster by Lucky978 9- Sussex Rooster :iconlucky978:Lucky978 513 13



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Yussra MT Ebrahim
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

Yussra MT Ebrahim: a Muslim girl who loves to create comics and poetry :love:

location: New Hampshire (originally from Iraq)

education: BS in botany (2016), MFA in creative nonfiction (in progress)

job: writing assistant (2013 - 2016), writing teacher (2017 - present)

interests: drawing, writing, nature, teaching, Islam



CURRENT GRAPHIC NOVEL ---> www.fortheeye.thecomicseries.c…


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cricketumpire Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Our brief experience of snow has gone for now. Unlike the Inuit people with many words 
for snow, if it does fall in the UK we only have one word for it  -  chaos        shakeflakeDamned Snow! 
Glad you liked the snow scene enough to fave it Yussra   Thank you for the fav!   
Y9ssra Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Chaos indeed! :giggle: Winter is my least favorite season, but it definitely holds beauty.
cricketumpire Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
We have an accord...   :highfive:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hope you had that Christmas enjoyed in the true spirit of seasonal joy    :Holly: :xmas: 
Thanks for faving the winter icicles Cold fella (Reactions)Icy stars that were my New Year submission     
                                       Have a great New Year  2018   Yussra    Happy New Year 2011 
SugarSongBitterStep Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
               Llama Emoji-60 (Snug or Hug) [V3]
               ~ Hello! ~
Thanks for the llama friend!  
Here take this one in return...though be careful that one is full of holiday cheer and loves to deck the halls with anything he can find.... 
Anyways I hope that you two get along and that you enjoyed our cosplays 
Stay awesome and keep on dancing! 
           ~Sugar Song 

Blue Snow GlobeOstr 1 Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1]Ostr 1  Blue Snow Globe   
DasFarbspiel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1]
Y9ssra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Phenomenal creative nature artwork, both in content and execution, so delightful to look at! :love:
DasFarbspiel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww~ Thank you! You make me :blush:
PizzaPie-Desu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the lamma!! ^^
Clu-art Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving! :D

Autumn Picks: Fat Hen by Clu-art
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