Warsan Shire

25 Feb

our love

a funeral we’ve dressed for
over and over again
inna lillahu wa inna ilaihi raji’un
you part your hair
i pout whilst you zip up my dress
i even pick lint from
your dark suit.
why are we so hesitant to lower
the body in to the ground?
i’m afraid
that it’ll come back to life
and i won’t hear it
call my name.

Warsan Shire

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