You say it’s detrimental to my soul,but what else can I do to cope?I’ve given my life for the future,but in doing so I gave up on both. As a child, I wondered whyyou can’t fight light with darknesswhen you can fight darkness with light.I haven’t figured it out… Cause, I stopped trying to learn … More Restoration
By the shorelines near the evergreen, I rest near ill-fallen treesWhen the clouds above me disappear, and there’s hope for clarityCamouflaged in a dress dyed moss green, my body is finally at easeAnd, I’m unencumbered by fear, but cast with the curse of curiosityNow part of the unseen, I glide along with the breezeUnbothered I laid for … More Into the Mist
I was hanging by a single thread,
thinking I’m all alone,
that you wouldn’t break my fall.
but I see how I was wrong. … More After all these years
Days are slow when there’s space between us, nights are long and burdensome.
When I’m alone I like to reminisce – your ghost tempts, I succumb. … More In the temple of our spirits
Babe, winter is near,
do you trust me to keep you warm?
To build you a fire,
and to keep you safe from the storm? … More Do you trust my love?
My ephemeral memory takes you away and I remain here wanting to remember you. … More Give me something
I want to sit by the beach in silence until the waves stop talking and the moon fades away. … More I wonder about you
“I thirst for love, but I don’t know how to receive it. I play games to keep my heart safe. Sometimes, I believe I’m too weird to be wanted. Everything I do invites unwanted stares. I hold things in until my facade turns to rubble ‘cause I’m afraid they’ll get bored of my troubles. I … More On receiving love
I don’t think of you, but my mind does sometimes, and it kills me that you’re not by my side. Nights we spent cozied up together are now silenced by the oceans between us. You drifted away, and I’ve been drowning ever since. I bow down to my heart as I stare at the blank … More Unwanted thoughts
I can love you forever As long as you’re with me when I close my eyes I don’t have to let go but I won’t move and neither will you I’m willing to fight for you, but I’ll never let you know ’cause I’m at peace with superficial connections feeding off the same old conversations … More Heart wide shut
The ocean and I are at odds with one another. It begs for a taste of my peace. Your waves come to pull me in, leaving gentle kisses on my feet. Buried deep, here I stand, with a thirst for love, knowledge, and ecstasy but your shores are left dry. One part of the ocean is … More My ocean | يا بحري
You were a beautiful possibility. You could’ve found a home in me, but the hollowness behind your skin revealed a dark and soulless stare. I never wanted to escape reality when I was with you but you lived in fantasies made of me when the magic was right in front of you. I bet you … More Goodbye
When the ocean walks away and the waves go silent — when the air remains still and the sun fades in the darkness, I’m pulled away from the shore. The water is growing on me and the wind comes to push away my steps towards earth’s core. I see a wistful smile whirling around me; … More The fall
What makes you think I’ll leave my life behind to be by your side? Oh boy, don’t you know? I walked a thousand miles. I lived a thousand lives. Oh boy, I know how to handle pain, and this doesn’t compare. You might need me there to hold you when you’re weak But I’m good right … More In your head
I’m hiding from the sun behind curtains that barely hold back the light as both of my worlds continue to collapse before me, but with everything going on all I can think about is “I don’t know how I feel about this anymore.” The best thing I’ve learned is that everything we do is a … More Choices
After the chaos has passed, love still stands strong within me. Love is not standing by an empty street waiting for headlights you know you’ll never see but fragments of your heart linger around the possibility of seeing your reflection in his eyes. It is not walking back home alone afterward with your head low. … More This is love
I’m looking at the clouds that look like snow. Something about winter reminds me of you. I remember the look on your face that Wednesday afternoon, afraid we have nothing in common anymore, and the look in your eyes when I promised I’d always be around to keep you warm. If you’re reading this, I hope you … More A Reminiscence
Three hours later, his lifeline rests in peace. People covered in white and black lean on one another like pieces from a chess game mourning the loss of their king. Afra, the youngest, breaks down in front of his room. “Dad… Dad…” she calls out. No reply. Held by Faisal and Mohammed, my mother walks … More 1953-2016
I’ll plant you a garden of roses when the wind is as kind as it is today, and the air is as cold as my skin. Loud and clear, I hear the air yelling at me, waiting for my blood to boil, but the fire within me died out long ago. There’s nothing left but the … More I’ll Plant You a Garden
Under the rain, I am restrained, with nowhere to face except for all the things coming my way. Water once cold and warm, formed marshes in my deserted home. In a funny world, I was evergreen, until the rain moated my soul. And I, as Tiresias, have foresuffered all, under water touched by a trojan whore. Inextricably … More Subdued
The world has shown me a life I cannot change. A burdened kid weighed down by his chest. How far will his kingdom go? He’s walking an empty line in a dreadful city, unaware of the storm coming his way. In his disgrace lives a man living within the friends in his mind and no … More Here comes the boy.
Situated between reminiscences and the pinching pain of this cold air, my heart lays still in the serenity of the night. I should’ve foreseen that I wouldn’t survive this ordeal. You ask me where do I go when I’m gone with you before you bring the glass closer to my lips. Help me swallow down this … More I don’t remember anymore.
I don’t know why I’m in a rush to be someone else. I’m too afraid to be myself or let myself be me, and I’m almost envious of who I used to be. I’m caught up in a hurricane. All I do is lay down as time passes by and the stress builds up. I wish … More Deterioration
I’m pacing the pavement near your home and every step is a sharp pain in my chest. A restless heart yearning to see you; it’s jumping through my bones. My body follows. 1, 2, 3 steps. 3 breaths. 600 heartbeats. In torment, the skin tightens around my bones. My eyes flicker with the wind and … More Delusion
I was holding onto handfuls of expectation then summer came down like a waterfall and took you away. I lost a war I didn’t know I was fighting. I guess happiness came at a price I wasn’t willing to pay. Now, I’m lost between memories ’cause I was in your arms just yesterday. I wish I never … More Handfuls