Still by Shahd

December 24, 2015
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It’s a scene I am unable to forget; My heart skipped a beat, I hesitated when I heard my middle sister screaming and slamming the door. I walked in and found your body without a soul. Mute. Everything went mute or did I become deaf? Sounds gradually increased, reaching my ears, altering my brain with […]

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Still by Mahnoor

December 24, 2015
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It’s not the love I care about Neither the pain I have suffered It’s the scars, I love the most For I have groomed them like a toddler And admired them like the New Year’s fireworks I have laid with them in stillness And hugged them, patted them like they were my true lovers I know it’s inconvenient to say this, because […]

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Still by Dona

December 24, 2015
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It was a Tuesday when I looked into your eyes and betrayed what I have been deliberately trying to hide. I didn’t know that would be our last goodbye. I still didn’t hug you like I would want to. I would never hug you like I would want to, it’s the thing with goodbyes. Hugging […]

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Sounds by Manayer

November 16, 2015
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Not quite certain if it’s mere rationality, or if it’s what Daniel Kahnmen calls Loss Aversion. Have you ever been sure that this chamber people call woman, is just a sound you’ll run after but never lay your mere eyes on? If this sound was given a title but you fail to acknowledge, or if […]

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Sounds by Meshael

November 16, 2015
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I’ve always felt cheated never living next to a body of water. The air here isn’t thick enough to justify the heaviness in my breath. I cannot flow like water, I cannot take shape of whatever contains me, instead I am ragged with my edges. I cannot retain anything of me once I change shape. […]

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Sounds by 7ala Abdullah

November 16, 2015
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Take me where the light is. Take me to the morning. I haven’t seen the sun in thirty weeks and I am thirsty for the daylight. Help me find a glow. Crack open a window, darling, show me the stars. Take me on a trip to the galaxies not at all close to here, far […]

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Sounds by Zimam

November 16, 2015
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I. I am drinking tea as a seven-year-old in the room with the window that brings in the best breeze when a grown up asks me: Tum chai peeti ho? You drink tea? A grown-up asked, surprised at the confidence with which I held my cup and sipped. I always had big bug eyes. IK […]

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