I left the motherland
because home made me feel prisoned.
I needed freedom
but above and beyond that
I left because I wanted to expand
I wanted my eyes to see wider than a little spot
I wanted to see if I can still feel words, if I speak another language
I did not come all this way to be a representative,
neither I aspire to make people have a beautiful image of Iran.
I am here because I want to be much bigger than that.
to be over that.