New poem “Charcoal” by Fizza Abbas


When you read my poems
you dig out coals 
from the ground
that can burn in air
along with an awning 
of your sweet little home
you safely hid within you.

you want to know 
my origin story
how a dead carcass returned to life
What if I tell you 
I was always there
as new as the first metaphor 
of a poem,
you   confused   my core 
with residue.

But I've forgiven you
they say 
I'm your carbon copy
found in underground seams
where you breathed 
and later abandoned   me

what they have done to me
have you seen    smoke billowing 
from the buildings
it's a debris removed 
from my airways
to fuel 
the industry

A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Fizza Abbas

Fizza Abbas is a Freelance Content Writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. She is fond of poetry and music. Her works have been published on quite a few platforms including Poetry Village and Poetry Pacific.

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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