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.


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.