The World in Slumber

20170411_140229.pngThe world is bathed in

A dull shade of honey

Like the blood is

seeped out of its veins

It’s still pretty

Still striking

How a mustard veil

Can make the sky look new

When the world slumbering underneath

Is dead.

– Saadia

The Sun turned Cold

759c86a81cbc84a149cab98a67756c70.jpgI’ve loved the mountains

That cradled my home

That held us firm

When lives were lost

And now they disappear

Behind a gust of sand

And I’m left sobbing

At all that my land has endured

And all that it still must.