Somalia/England / 2014
"Our men do not belong to us. Even my own father left one afternoon, is not mine. My brother is in prison, is not mine. My uncles, they go back home and they are shot in the head, are not mine."
This poem appeared in Shire's 2014 collection, Our Men Do Not Belong to Us. This collection was part of the Seven New Generation African Poets Box Set, published by Slapering Hol Press.