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Pneuma by Hafsa Mumtaz

Quaz | Nov 16th, 2021 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

malaise – disconcerted lizard’s tail in laceration
faceless white walls – a blank sheet of paper –
sibilance, obscuring sounds, kenopsia
composure – petrified heart thundering & wisping
acrasia – a spray of blood that quenches the thirst –
sonder, anechoic heart, madness
solitude – the scent of dust apricating afloat
nostalgia – forlorn eyes swimming in splendid past –
peculiar bond, meraz, transcendence
night – twinkling effervescence on caffinated ceiling
day – peace gleaming like diurnal star in the soul –
existential shackles, spirit’s apogee, chaos

Poet Bio

Hafsa Mumtaz, aged 22, is an emerging Muslim poet from Pakistan, and a graduate of English Language and Literature. Her poetry has been published in Visual Verse, The Rising Phoenix Review, Women’s Spiritual Poetry, The New Verse News, Poetry Potion, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Terror House Magazine, Ravi Magazine, The Sandy River Review, and has appeared or is forthcoming in Couplet Poetry

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