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Amirah Al Wassif: Another Chapter in Life

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Art by Bernice Holtzman © 2024

Another chapter of life

 

by Amirah Al Wassif

 

When the sky fall down,

Another chapter of life will soon open

The butterflies would love to jump and the frogs would wish to fly

Me and you will soon melt

In one cup of thoughts and feelings  I will be there waiting for you

In a porch covered by caramel

There, my right hand on my chest

Breathing through air made of poetry  I am touched by generous spirits

And thankful delights

When the sky fall down,

A great gate will soon appear

In the midst of nowhere

And a holy voice from the upstairs

Will call us

Come here, come here

This is the end of the life circus

Then we all will obey

Satisfaction will water our thirsty souls

We all here bathe under heavenly showers

I will not text anyone about the climate change

I will not cry because of racism

I will not lie in my bed

Watching the breaking news.

I will not suffer anymore

Here, just me and you dwell in the honey rivers

The delicious touch our fingers sweetly

Here, where no sky

The curtains of eternal love wave to us Like a very long kiss the soul and these distant things that longed for.

 Amiral Al Wassif is an award-winning published poet. Her poetry collection For Those Who Don’t Know Chocolate was published in February 2019 by Poetic Justice Books & arts. Her illustrated children book, The Cocoa Boy and Other Stories was published in February 2020. Her poetry collection, to bury a curious girl was published by Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company.

Her poem "Hallucinations" was nominated for the Science Fiction Poetry Rhysling Award.

Her poems have appeared in several prints and online publications, including South Florida Poetry, Birmingham Arts Journal, Hawaii Review, The Meniscus, Chiron Review, The Hunger, Writers Resist, and Right Now.

Bernice Holtzman’s paintings and collages have appeared in shows at various venues in Manhattan, including the Back Fence in Greenwich Village, the Producer’s Club, the Black Door Gallery on W. 26th St., and one other place she can’t remember, but it was in a basement, and she was well received.

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