Poetry: “say something” by Ananda Lima

for your safety if
you see something
say a package a
purse say something
that should not be
there unattended say
something laughing
as they say something
you don’t understand
say something
scribbling something
you don’t understand
say something you
don’t understand say
something that
should not be
something for your
safety say something
ceasing to be
something for your
safety if you see
something that
should not be

***

Ananda Lima’s work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Offing, Origins, and is to appear in LIGO Magazine. She holds an MA in Linguistics from UCLA, was selected an AWP Writer to Writer mentee and has attended workshops at Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Tin House. Ananda is currently working on a novel set in Brasilia, where she grew up as the daughter of migrants from Northeast Brazil, as well as a poetry collection centered on identity in immigration and motherhood. Find her at anandalima.com.

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