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Pheww, I was the chosen one!

Place: Le Gaurdia Airport,  NY

I was pulled out of the line and asked to wait.

This followed  a ‘special check’ , with  one hour ‘complete search’the body + the bags.

Asked ‘em if t’was because of the color of my passport or my skin. There was no reply.

“When did you visit last? “

“Six months ago.”

Took everything out of the bags, checked the shoes, pockets. Sent inside for the body search.

After the search, the lady groaned: “You can go now.”

After all, at the exit, holding my Passport in his hands,  ‘the hulk’ had the cheek to ask-

” When will you visit NY next?

 “That’s none of ur business.” I snap.

He frowns and I frown back.

Returns the passport, smiles but I frown back again.

He says, “I’m sorry.”

”You better be.”

I feel elated and victorious.
Not for the  clearance, but for having tried to fight back.

Ilmana Fasih
24 September 2010


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