Monday 7 February 2022

Two Poems by Sana Tamreen Mohammed



Arabesque 

 

It whistles into the night.

The air is thin.

 

The gentle blow of the wind 

delivers letters at our doorsteps.

 

She stands in the heart of a room

losing herself to the moving train.

A mother with her children 

passes the corn fields,

preep after the rains,

memory of faint dee-dee.

 

Her satin feet flows

out from every door.

 

I must end it all here.

Not with a sudden bang but

a silent step out in the moonlight.

 

 

No Casualties

 

Just before the sun hits the treetops,

scrapes past some buildings’ heads,

I pull you inside.

 

Noon bangs carom off a parking lot.

Someone calls to report a sunset.

A woman flashes light on our windows

calling it a night.

 

This year’s winter storm drops

stray ice pellets on each patio

like a fight gone wrong.

 

 



Sana Tamreen Mohammed is a widely published poet. She co-authored Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems (BRP, Australia) and edited The Prose and Poetry Anthology. She was also featured in a radio show in India. Her poems have been displayed twice in The Fox Poetry Box in Illinois.

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