By Reem N. Alomari
Let me be free.
Free of feeling feelings,
feelings that I wish brought me happiness.
But instead, what shows upon my lips
is a downward pull of a smile.
I am tired.
I am heavy.
Shake my head good and you’ll hear the rattles of my heavy thoughts.
Show me a feeling of weightlessness,
introduce that notion to my skin, my tired bones…
Let it be known that a life outside these walls exists!
A life, green, luscious and beautiful,
awaits my crippled soul.
Reem N. Alomari is a writer and poet based in Bahrain. She is the author of “Between The Stars“.