Learning to Let it Be

Green moss


Poem by Samaa Abdurraqib


Samaa Abdurraqib is a Black/Queer/Muslim writer living in unceded Wabanaki territory, close to the ocean and the mountains. Recently, her poetry can be found in Enough! Poems of Resistance and Protest, Wait: Pandemic Poems, and in the forthcoming collection Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic, and in her self-published chapbook Each Day Is Like an Anchor (2020). She is learning the names of flowers.