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Twelve truths to live by by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] Twelve truths to live by always catch the sunrise rain splashes at many angles snow falls but also runs wild yeast is slow to grow but lives long delectables may be handsome but not delicious the vulture is...

The ivory of speech by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] …of course I hated the warsbut like all men activeI fought in them tooand now I speak to youfrom blood and broken-ness as in a forestall the trees that are fallen and kept alive by mosses and vines....

Origins by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] no tracing no mapping no searching you were hungryso we ate you the axe speaking for the wood [tabby title="Poet Bio"] SALIMAH VALIANI is a poet, activist, and researcher. She has published four collections of poetry: breathing for...

…and we woke up here by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] ...and we woke up here virus quicker than vaxjabs before proof more is solved than sowedmodels and stars and tiring tropesfaith and force still abundant invisible and massive the system, our conditioning, the virus [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Salimah...

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...