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Mango Seed by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] Mango Seedsucking me inI want youin my teethlicking my gumswrapping my tongueJuices stickingto the rim of my chinAnd your coregentlypressinginto my lips When you were wholePulpy fruit wrappedin smart and safe skinI caught sight of youin a pile...

2 Oceans Apart by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] (2 Oceans Apart)(2 Oceans Apart) What are thesebut words?Wordslunging,tripping,shaping,taking formWords bursting out of themselvesTo say all the thingsI would tell youdo with yougive to youifI could. What are these but wordstypedeverydayevery hourWords awaiting a responseof more wordsCounted-onto makeeach...

On love (xii) by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] the singer accepts the bouquetfrom applauding listenersHolds it up the listeners applaud more the singer passes the bouquetto the next musicianwho takes a flowerand does the same each musician takes one flowerthe singer last then the singergives the...

Body Memory III by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] that slanted cursiverigid in consistency of angle envelopes, letters, blackboards my skin, flesh, minds. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] SALIMAH VALIANI is a poet, activist, and researcher. She has published four collections of poetry: breathing for breadth (TSAR: 2005), Letter Out:...

On love (VI) by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] On love (VI) Which diamondsmined or manufacturedcan be more preciousthan the diamonds of sunlight touching waterrays and drops shimmeringSteadily, indefinitely [tabby title="Poet Bio"] SALIMAH VALIANI is a poet, activist, and researcher. She has published four collections of poetry:...