Treasure Island

Fatima Nusairat

(Jordan)

Dear father


My father, oh, my father

Do not go in silence
Say something!
I feel it on your lips
Say it!

Say it! Say something!
Do not disappear in dumbness
Let it go!
I am in the air in your lungs
Say it!

Do not close your eyelids
Look at me!
I see myself in the waves in your eyes
Say it!

Delay your absence
Look at me and hold me
Like the shadow in your wings

Submitted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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