rise

yesterday
we painted dawn gray;

we drenched the clouds
in dust & mourning dew;

we wrapped the leaves
in wire, ignored the

way they flickered
and shook,

but

tomorrow morning,
we’ll slip through the bones

of traffic lights and
make our way into the

forest; we’ll sleep
on dandelions and

rise with
the ravens

-Nadia Farjami 

Nadia Farjami is a poet from Southern California. Her work has been recognized by The New York Times, Cathexis Northwest Press, High Shelf Press, The Esthetic Apostle, The National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Prometheus Dreaming, Polyphony LIT, Youth Poet Laureate, Body Without Organs Literary Journal, Marmalade Magazine, Cagibi Literary Journal, The Athena Review, and more.

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