Zohaib S on hugh
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Sweep me off my feet,
Carry me through this dreamlike state, and
Spin me faster than I’ve ever spun before.
Call me yours,
Call me his, hers, or
Call me mine. I do not care.
Shower me with golden rain,
Bathe me in the sin of mortality, and
Let me retain this tiny bit of humanity I still have.
Do not remind me of my greater purpose
For I do not know what...
Thursday 20th July 2023 10:19 pm
On the farm, it's rabbit pie day
But the poor little rabbit didn't know that.
She missed the memo, too absorbed in gathering carrots
To think about the path she took home.
The farmer was out with his friends, laughing with a cigarette
Dangling from his lips. He was looking for the perfect morsel for his
Wicked pie when he saw the little rabbit snuffling around in the bushes.
Monday 1st May 2023 12:42 am
“I don’t dance,”
I told everyone who asked.
“I’m terrible at it.”
So I didn’t.
I sat on the sidelines and watched.
I used to dance.
I didn’t question it when my feet
Would tap of their own accord and my body
Would wiggle around with delight.
“I was young and I was stupid.
It was embarrassing.”
I’m still young and I’m still stupid.
I’m still terribl...
Tuesday 18th April 2023 2:49 am
One by one, I rip off the
Glossy red gel that coats my nails.
Underneath, the soft pink has given way to white
As the polish tears away the calcium that gives it its color.
Four fingers down, six to go.
I wonder if I should stop.
I’ve only had them on for two weeks, after all.
But that’s one week more than I did before.
Besides, it’s better for my nails to be ...
Thursday 13th April 2023 1:44 am
I’ve always been told to
Color inside the lines.
Ever since I was little, it was always
Fit into the box.
Don’t rock the boat.
Stay in your little corner and
Don’t come out.
They said, “keep your colo...
Wednesday 12th April 2023 1:37 am
I’m screaming at the top of my lungs
But she can’t hear me.
I might as well be yelling in French or Spanish because
She just doesn’t understand me
When I tell her I can’t do this.
She doesn’t get it when I tell her
I don’t know—
Je ne sais pas,
Yo no sé
—how I’m going to see this through.
It’s like my brain es en fuego from all
Of the información being ...
Wednesday 29th March 2023 4:56 pm
I have shed my thick armored plating that hides my ridiculous
True nature from the rest of the world,
Revealing my God-given form to everyone around me.
I have forsaken the comfort of obscurity, instead choosing to
Shout loudly and clearly “I am here!
Gaze upon me for all my mortal sins!”
I have suffered without my protection, taking blows to my carefully curated
Sunday 26th March 2023 5:49 am
Flies gathered around its tiny body,
Its feet turned toward the sky
As if preparing to continue the
Never-ending rat race among the clouds.
People walk past and turn up their noses.
The only good rat is a
Dead rat, but why?
They exist just like us, their little hearts
Pumping just as fast as ours.
They scurry from place to place, ducking between
Thursday 23rd March 2023 9:07 pm
It happens as quickly as it ends, a muffled slam and a splintering of cracks.
Night has fallen quickly, the dull glare of the streetlights hidden by the blinds.
I barely stir when it happens, only waking when footsteps race past my door.
“What’s happening?” I ask groggily, surveying the urgency of my parents.
My brother replies “A car crashed through our fence!”
With both excitemen...
Wednesday 22nd March 2023 11:33 pm