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ahmaar ahbieve ahzrak red white blue

Morning Glories: Poems to kick-start your working day

up there

in the ahzrak
blue
blue ahzrak
floats 
an aircraft carrier
lonely
as
a
resahsey

cloud

up there

in the ahzrak
blue 
a fighter plane
tows
a flock of
broken

lukluk

swans

up there

in the ahmaar
red
red ahmaar
raindrops
cling
to chemistry
afraid to

yukhfiz

 jump

up there
in the ahmaar
red
the rocket soars
piercing
the land
to hang
all

tuh-ahmut

hopes

up there

in the ahzrak
blue
blue ahzrak
a girl
hangs
washing
to dry
before
curfew

up there
in the ahbieve
white
white ahbieve
a young man
hides
in a hole
shooting up
smoke
from the

khamaar

moon

up there

in the aswede
black
black aswede
a boy's
lost
child
begs for  

alahmaa                             

a sign

up there

in the ahbieve
white
white ahbieve
a  pregnant woman
bandages
a  thousand

yeteh-elem

wounds

up there

in the ahmaar
red
ahbieve
white
ahzrak
blue
a soldier patrols
ozone 
iron
cloud
raining
barid
cold
saowb
hard      



Maria Worton is a contributing editor of Montreal Serai and makes short, odd films.