Contemporary · Excerpt · Online Anthology · Online Magazine · Online Review · Passage · Periodical · Poetry · Tunisian-American Culture · Tunisian-American Literature

Leila Chatti,

What you love is what you hurt.You cut the flowers to keep them close.Standing in the yellow field, you bluntedthe rain like a blade against your body.You shattered the sunwhen it returned.A voice called to you, oneneedful, oneyou knew. Thenlong quiet. Long quiet:you knew then,Needful one.A voice called to you once.When it returned,you shattered. The… Continue reading Leila Chatti,

Rate this: