My body freezes each time I see your body fall, Tamir. Each time you fall, I want to be witness at your side.
Maura Alia Badji
Maura Alia Badji is a poet/writer/editor/ESL teacher, and Social Services worker. Her writing has appeared in Rogue Agent, The Skinny Poetry Review, Cobalt, Aeolian Harp, The Delaware Review, Pirene’s Fountain, The Buffalo News, The Phoenix Soul, Liberated Muse, WELTER, The Good Men Project, This City Is a Poem, Barely South Review, and other notable publications. She is a Poetry Editor for The Deaf Poets Society. She identifies as multiracial, disabled, and bisexual. Badji, a native of Buffalo, NY and long-time New Paltz, NY resident, currently lives in Virginia Beach, with her musician son, Ibrahim.