Poems

Here

Here:
in her bones
she hides herself
fleeing from her flesh

Here:
she collapses
with grief
escaping from herself

Here:
doubt
claws out
body and soul

Clutching at straws
she searches through
poetry —

this is the very stone
they will touch:

she the fish
and she the non-fish

Both will sink
here:
in this very place

Translation notes

This poem was discussed in the workshop and then Sarah Maguire's version was sent to Gagan Gill who made some very helpful comments.

3 Comments

1 ZainMalik

Love!!!! Fav poem. So deep, getting this tattooed on my lower back.

2 CameronFrazier

This poem made me emotional, but then i found myself and the person i was born to be.

3 Ashraf Dossoki Ali

the poetess, feel lost , here exist like none,she suffer a lot as a human also but firstly as a femail , searchinh here soul, here exestance but in vain !

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