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Shams Langerood

I know that silence is silent because of me
but I miss you and I push away
my words so I can see you.

— Shams Langeroodi, from “Untitled,” The Forbidden: Poems from Iran and its Exiles, edited by Sholeh Wolpe (Michigan State University Press, 2012)

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