When We Wonder

by Fatima Al Suwaidi

This work appears in Khabar Keslan Issue 1. DISORIENT

 Cover of Fatima Al Suwaidi's book of poems,  When We Wonder.  Published November 11, 2016

Cover of Fatima Al Suwaidi's book of poems, When We Wonder. Published November 11, 2016

I.

Your voice is what I long for
It starts, stirs and spins
And slides through my lungs
It waters the flowers in
Grows them at once
It brings life and love
And I am born all over again. 

 

II.

What I feel for you
Goes beyond the universe, 
It’s more than I can confess
I hope that whatever I do
Doesn’t make you think
That I love you less. 

 

III.

What if years from now
You get homesick
And start looking for someone
And you think of me
And realize that you’ve lost me
When you thought I’d always be here.
I hope it hits you
Crashes you
Like it did to me.

 

IV.

I fall in love with the idea of people
The ones I created in my head
I create them
With all the things I want them to be
And all the things I want them to tell me
And I fall in and out of love with the idea of them. 

 

V.

I am an ocean
A whole universe is in my head
I am more than the bruises on my skin
I’m more than the bags under my eyes.


Fatima Al Suwaidi is an architectural Engineering student living in Dubai, author of When We Wonder. Her work has previously appeared in MICRO//MACRO zine by Nu Lit House and others. She is currently working on her second book.