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Drift

by Zahraa’ Raadhiya Khaki After When the world shattered Into shards of stone-lode That we wore around our necks Fields charged with the blood We called mother Land A puzzle floating Heavylight as clouds And her children Fixing the rubble

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Muted

By Zahraa’ Khaki I can hear you At the edge of my being Fluttering against a closed door A veil That your dying wings Cannot escape Still I breathe you in Muted Against the gossamer strangling you I press against

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Feel

By Zahraa’ Khaki I am made of you Neurons connected In the endless expanse of Divinity Exploding, dead, and free Wished upon and cursed Dervishes turned parasites whirling in crazed dance of self eat around our core Orbiting too fast,

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The H that stole your breath

by Zahraa’ Khaki   When I was a little girl When I first tasted and savored The drops of my name – fine wine on My untried tongue Trying feverishly to twine around The elusive notes of Me I learnt

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Too much

by Zahraa’ Khaki That’s what you’ve told me I feel too much I want too much I ask too much I thirst too much And I need to be Lagom Not too little Not too much ‘A-de-quate’ Let me satisfy

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