Today's poem is by Ghassan Zaqtan (translated by Fady Joudah)


Tiny mirrors released me into my mother's palms
hay released me to the roof of our house
and I released myself to you
be careful!
you're breaking me
with your hands
be careful
when you squeeze my ribs
or press a lax
joint in my arm
my bones
are frail
my song
grinds stone

Copyright © 2018 Fady Joudah All rights reserved
from The Silence That Remains
Copper Canyon Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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