she- whom i do not know

she- whom i do not know

A Poem by khatoon hazara

living every day
in this body
looking through these eyes-

but do i S E E her

do i K N O W who she is

i can feel her there
inside my chest
her heartbeat steady
badoom boom
badoom boom

this feeling she feels
sometimes i can feel it too, when 
the noise is low and the lights are 
angled just right i can hear the soft 
pats of the drum beating

other times when the environment is too noisy
- when the world won’t let me see straight
- too too filled with rage and the anticipation 
of ones journey to change habits
those times i can’t hear it anymore. heartbeat like 
a melody that plays like an orchestra- muddled, sandwiched 
between some happenstance and has-been, crying out 
of attention, nothing and no one coming to its aid
a symphony of dreams straight through, marching: in 
a line- away they go.. desperate for approval they search 
elsewhere to buffoon their love

but she stays there in my chest
building a nest- hibernating as the tides change, she sits 
there and looks out through my eyes, keeping pace with the 
things happening outside while still able to maintain that same 
sense of “stagnant still” she’s perfected

© 2020 khatoon hazara

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Added on February 3, 2020
Last Updated on February 3, 2020


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