Eric Konon CC
4th Hospital Emergency Unit Visit In A Week
Water killed stonefruit
You would think his mouth shrunk to a wound
Windpipe narrower than a rat’s burrow
How do you convince air to reach alveoli
When you can’t even curb your body
From crafting calcified seed stones
It’s 3am on a monsoon night
We’re on our way to CMH’s emergency unit
I ask my father how his body became a quarry
He says it’s the haunt of syllables
Vengeance of a body married to fruitless labour
Mashaal Sajid(She/Her) is a Poet from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her work has appeared in Visual Verse, Fahmidan, Maintenant 15, Rigorous Mag, The RIC Journals and others. She is a Poetry Editor for The Giving Room Mag and The Abject, a Reader for Walled City Journal, Book Reviewer for Fevers Of The Mind Blog and Resident Artist and Designer for Wrongdoing Magazine.
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