The alluded charm has beat down my doors?
You know not what I am talking about
Or where this comes from, if not the heart
Hiding behind the shadow of smiles, reality drifting
I’m coming apart*
So far away
The distance in the forever range
Can it be my mind playing games?
I close my eyes, and my soul smiles
Tossing out the truth for a while
Wherever you go, go with all your heart - Confucius
But, only by the heart
As it should be
My love, my love*
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?*
and these are what my prayers look like;
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.*
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
"where does it hurt?"