The Transplant

by Sara Ibrahim, D.C.

When did this city

fold into the palm of my hand?

When did its lines

become a part of me?

When did I come to know

its faces?

when it sleeps

and when it wakes.

When did I see its beauty clearly?

When did my ears open to hear

a drumbeat

of a transplanted heart called home?

joseph lms green

Split This Rock Poem of the Week: Joseph LMS Green

  Joseph Green is a spoken word artist, educator, and motivational speaker with over 15 years’ experience in youth development. He co-founded poetryN.O.W., a nonprofit providing creative writing programming and curriculum for DC-area youth and schools. While serving as Split This Rock’s Director of Youth Programs for 3 years, he transferred poetryN.O.W’s work into Split This Rock’s care. Joseph has … Continued