30 Mar Walking through Weeds
touches the sky.
Clay upon clay,
Yet somewhere in between the weeds gleam
happy, untrustworthy grins.
Leeching nutrients from the dust of labored hands,
they find their way
to all corners,
lying in wait..
for something beautiful to grow,
so that the green arms can engulf the persistence
of a growth
with bitter sap
that poisons pure benefit that was given to the doubt.
That should have stayed as dormant seeds.
-Kashmir Maryam, 2014