01/08/2015

I close my eyes and I see a dot.

It becomes a spot of light.

It grows into the size of a person

who distances away

until it becomes a spot of light

a dot.

BIO:

Dunya Mikhail is the author of The War Works Hard and Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea, and editor of Fifteen Iraqi Poets. She currently lives in Michigan.
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