Ruminate

the unread emails in an inbox

the stack of takeaway containers

the laps on an elliptical

the wane of a flower

the reprieve of more sleep

the escape of a short walk

the edge of the unexplored

the doom scrolling before bed

the two steps back of half-truths

the pall of pandemic limbo

the rain of bricks from the sky 

O friend who schleps inside the wheel

the expanse of barren days

forward can be in any direction


after “Surah” by Tarfia Faizullah

Photo by Matan Levanon on Unsplash

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