3 poems from Sana Tamreen Mohammed

Poppy, Baby'S Breath, Flowers, Red Poppy, Wildflowers


I saw my breaths leaving my body,
suspending in the air.
Your eyes, those eyes seem to
notice the unspoken fear of loss
swelling up inside me
and we break into a
hundred nights of moonless sky.

Yes, it’s time I wrote about you

as I now place my palms over you.
Half-meditating hand-
tracing the energy
that pulsates in me.
In this instance, in this moment of
complete awareness I know how much
you’ve moved closer to my touch.

It takes only a moment of
knowing to be content with the world.
You exist in warm quickening.
A voice that calms me to sleep.
An open sky before my fragile self.

To the beatings of a heart

Your ear roots to my chest,
counts the flapping of wings.
My hummingbird of a heart
flits over years full of bloom
as those wasps build
their combs many times.
Once against the wall cornice,
now on my mesh-fenced patio.

I tell you, no man have found 
the algorithm of drowning.
I tell you, when a notion dies
screams escape long after 
the lightning flare of the wound.
Today, again we jump from topics,
a lighthearted roar, an opening
to the sound of disappearance.


An odd leaf yellowing more
each day from an otherwise
busy stem that prepares
to house the last bud.
On days of lost belief, you are
the only sign of autumn.
A moment of truth.
October brings you to me
in a new kind of way.
A numb sense of relief
blues my daily sky.
I laugh with the slightest movements
of your love that grows inside me.
On days like these

odd leaf,
I wish I could show you how cold
winter feels without your hush sighs.
Nothing seems right in the
afterglow of what remains.
A dead forest calling out to
all the birds to sing once again.

Bio: Sana Tamreen Mohammed has co-authored Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems (BRP, Australia). A poet, an imagist and now a mother, her works have found homes in various journals, magazines and anthologies including Tupelo Press, The Peeking Cat Poetry and Dreich Magazine. She has edited The Prose and Poetry Anthology. She was a featured poet on a radio show in India. Her poems were displayed twice in Illinois. As a driftwood, she reads and selects submissions for EKL Review.
Collaborative work: Between Here and There by Sana Tamreen Mohammed and art from Carl Scharwath

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