The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood
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Birthright by Akilah Mosley

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born

not in a hospital
not in a bedroom

not a manger
not ark and wicker

not an alley
not the backseat

not a clinic
not the White House

born
a Sabra

tender, tough
in a porcelain bowl

welcome home


Akilah MosleyAkilah Mosley received a Master’s Degree from the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. She also attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Theater. Currently, Akilah lives in Israel and conducts ‘Performance Poetry’ workshops alongside writing and directing plays. She takes pleasure in telling stories through poetry, song, and dance. Akilah was recently featured on www.tapin2life.com health site.

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