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A prose poem by

Saad El-Asha

Submitted Sep 13, 2019, 5:51:20 PM

Around these mountains...

Around these mountains, people say "If Allah keeps us alive!" when
I ask about future events,
and I tell them I cannot afford to hand over my time
as I shall be soon leaving with a
dispersing its seeds into my chest/
I can hear it growing faster
as I walk by the imported pines
around these mountains
and I see the bubbles forming atop them trees and
all the love that has gone lost,
all of the dead who had lived all their long lives
around these mountains,
engulfed in the saps of a
wooden bosom
which never regards the many imports of these mountains
and fails to think of godly wishes.


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Commented Sep 21, 2019, 10:04:29 PM
Very nice. Quite thoughtful.
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Saad El-Asha

Commented Sep 22, 2019, 2:31:37 PM
Thank you, my one and only reader.
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Commented Sep 23, 2019, 4:17:02 PM
I enjoyed this as well. Nicely done.