• Neha Maqsood

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Updated: Apr 8

Neha Maqsood pens a haunting poem reminiscing over the inevitable facets of a human experience; regrets, spirituality and societal disappointment.


I only see Allah in

dreams and Arabic

calligraphy

on an off-white canvas;


Fire embers burn through

August and tea leaves leaving

behind only green noises

and accusations.


The target kills of a

floral printed shirt as

chafed lips falter over Urdu

literature and


the whiteness of scalps

flake off into the

scalding tea as they weep

reading my palm lines.


we thought we were growing up in

cahoots; shape shifting

co-conspirators

sliding along latitudinal axes

and envisioning the faces of gods

and prophets,


but we were merely

outliers.

The original home (Crepe and Penn) for this poetry can be found here -

https://crepeandpenn.wixsite.com/litmag/issue4


This poem was re-published in Blood Orange and can be found here -

http://bloodorange.krobrien.com/awakening.html

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