Dream II: Bodies

I dream of bodies, roadside,
spines curved up into the air
like orange rinds

ribs picked clean
washed out by English weather.

They lie, snapped,
stem-like on browning lilies.

A closer look reveals
bloated faces of women I know.

The image grows darker,
bluing like fingernails.

Pale streams of yellow light
filter by on loose headlights.

The drivers have no faces
and their cars do not stop.


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Nora Selmani is an academic marketing executive, co-editor of Porridge Magazine and part-time witch interested in gender and diaspora.

Her work has appeared in Dead King MagazineFEMRATPeach MagO GOCE, and OCCULUM. She tweets @arbnoraselmani.