Edge of Concern by Khadeja Ali

Edge of Concern

Body and mind can’t live in fear,
flying birds know to rest.
Yet you will always persevere
with your pain in my chest.
You are indeed my heart’s true guest
even when we all fret,
you have torn down your fam’ly crest
and no one can forget.

More than thirty needles have pricked
through from your eyes to mine.
More than thirty times I am tricked
and left to be “just fine.”
If you perceive my voice to whine
you’ll cover up your ears,
though I have used my body fine --
to keep you from your tears.

All feathers are plucked from my skin
to comfort your sweet head;
all of my patience has worn thin
and now I’m full with dread.
No more will I bake daily bread
filling you up with pride,
I will make my own life instead
and leave you here to hide.

I will journey out to the sands
to make the dunes my grave,
and with your soft piano hands
you’ll have yourself to save.


Bio: "Khadeja Ali is a poet and visual artist from Massachusetts who uses her art to explore themes of the heart and the mind. She has a degree in Art History as well as a Master's in Intercultural Relations--both of which inform her life experience and her art. Khadeja is a native of Mauritius with ancestry from Eastern Europe. You can find her on twitter as @khadejalidraw."

By davidlonan1

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