29 June 2013
when I'm with you in the bayader parts of me fall off
your body is so tender that I'm afraid to touch you – lest
you diminish in beauty and – Asmahan
when you take the veil off your hair for me – I am. I become.
and I lust to cover my body with
your hair – to feel its silky smoothness
I crave to worship – you.
kneel down and – pray your love into me.
to lose my self and find my self – inside you.
terrified you will – one day – dissolve between my arms
intoxicated by the letters of – your name in my blood.
and one day I will turn to the ashes of your name.
(c) khulud khamis, forthcoming in Spinifex press.