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Sounds like qawn\ the Arabic noun\ a people.
Sounds like roam /the English verb/ you will never settle.

Is not house, not kitchen, not ceiling. Spanish chandeliers as old and intricate as iron.

What time are you coming ______ is worlds apart from
when are you coming ______.

No, I mean where are you originally from?

______ run: when the batter circles the bases
and reaches ______ safely without error.

Kids, don’t try this at ______.

Why don’t you go back where you came from?

A woman’s place? A man’s castle?

Bring ______the bacon. No place like ______. ______work. Go hard or go ______.
______ grown. ______ land security. ______ maker or ______ wrecker. Nothing to
write ______ about. There’s no place like ______.

No, ______sick does not mean sick of _______.


Rewa Zeinati is a poet, educator and the founding editor of Sukoon magazine. Author of the poetry chapbook, Bullets & Orchids , her work is published in Prairie Schooner , Guernica, Natural Bridge, Quiddity, Mizna, Best Small Fictions 2019, Common Boundary: Stories of Immigration, Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting by and for Refugees, among other journals and anthologies. With an MFA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Rewa also works in innovative marketing communications. She's spent the last decade and a half moving countries and cities in the Arab world and US, and currently considers Metro Detroit her new home.

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