Swept Away by Your Shadows
by NEMA SAEED
You have wandered
in all the open spaces ‘tween my heart and
hustling the moment my heart is
weary of all the eclipses.
ambling the time I would rush
into your colony, tugged by consolation;
allowing myself to be vulnerable-yet quite un-
close to falling.
The moments would be endlessly short,
tiny, like a single raindrop. The words we share would be
ocean-deep. Rainbow-colored. music-soaked.
And without a fight you would breathe in and out,
-like a gentle wind of your tranquil season-
all those tiresome thoughts o’ mine,
sending me to rebirth; thoughtless-
But one notion beating…
“Ever, could I or could I not count the shadows of your being?”