right here in my corner playing tunes on this guitar that tells me i'm feeding on a love that's not mine.
fight or flight
i remember the brutality of our kitchen fights & your ravaged face & our colorless dreams evaporated & the vision we designed in shards & resignation that we will live as strangers in a foreign land & never belonging (together or apart) & i, swallowed by four walls (& darkness) & reaching for the drink & wanting to part with all things & scrambling for a bit of light to give you.
Hanna Abi Akl is the author of poetry books, novels, essays and short stories. He writes extensively about every aspect of being “human”, from snapshots of mundane daily lives to open-ended philosophical musings. The main inspiration to his work are music, paintings and of course, words.