Her Durian: Culture

Hello Poetteers,

Adapt to Culture

Culture of the place matters 
work on understanding 
and adapting to the social setting 
I wear a bright caftan in Malaysia 
but in America I’ll look out of place.

Cultural Traits

Malay's quiet patience
Arab's loud intensity
I need space to be both
two cultures fighting in my heart
after a month of keeping quiet
I feel the urge 
to let out the louder side of me. 


Her Durian is about Islaih’s travels to Malaysia and her memories with family. These poems will make your mouth water with the different foods and dessert. It covers the topic of growing up in a multicultural home and experiences as a Muslim American. Signed copies of Her Durian are available. Message me if you’re interested in purchasing a copy.

stay inspired,