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Lessons in Gravity: Agitation by Lead

By Rojbîn Arjen Yiğit

stopped at the twelve disciples

I wring him out, trees knead me

into a riot hymn his sword

a poisoned fantasy


I pluck a coup from my belly

he sucks the marrow's country 

slimed wetlings of pleasure

this man a godded mortal


I finger a revolution out of me

death is a sister on my back

a single spine shared -

we smash him down towards


my face the holy sphere

an oiled sun death wetting

her chains, half a swallow

I vomit myself a black sword


About Rojbîn Arjen Yiğit

Rojbîn Arjen Yiğit is a Kurdish writer and medical student. Her poetry probes the themes of language, exile and womanhood. She has performed for Blackbox (Apples and Snakes). She is part of The Writing Room 2022 cohort, and contributing to the What the Water Gave Us anthology which will be published by Takeaway Press in 2023.


20220608 Youngpoets Hayley 1441 Photo: Hayley Madden for Museum of the Home

Lessons in Gravity

Poems from Museum of the Home by The Young Poets Collective. Edited by Anthony Anaxagorou. Get a copy of the anthology from our shop


About the project

Lessons in Gravity is a collection of poems written by young people aged 15–24 exploring themes of power, identity and the legacy of colonialism at the Museum.