Back to your body of water collection
291/365

Recreation

I’m so thirsty
a sodden rag mildewing inside
propels me
down--
sajda:
new life
free of my teeming insides.
The dam
threatens at every
sad pluck of violin
I
gush
I
flood
I
roar
I
evaporate
even as I stand.
This veneer of skin barely
contains the ocean.

Recreation

I’m so thirsty
a sodden rag mildewing inside
propels me
down--
sajda:
new life
free of my teeming insides.
The dam
threatens at every
sad pluck of violin
I
gush
I
flood
I
roar
I
evaporate
even as I stand.
This veneer of skin barely
contains the ocean.

Sumayyah Waheed, Seattle

 
Share Button
EXPLORE MORE    |  

EXPLORE MORE

Amharic  |  birth  |  blessing  |  Chinese  |  drought and thirst  |  family  |  home  |  if water could speak  |  Indigenous  |  justice  |  like water  |  local waters  |  love and loss  |  Lushootseed  |  memory  |  oceans and seas  |  Punjabi  |  rain  |  rivers and lakes  |  Russian  |  Spanish  |  sweat and tears  |  swim  |  Tlingit  |  toilets and taps  |  transit  |  Vietnamese  |  we are water  |  wildlife  |  Youth
 
Powered By Indic IME