An international online magazine that publishes Surrealist poetry in English.
you awoke, there and un-there, to dine surrounded
by dead butterflies the night after their ghosts
visited you during your
nightly cerebral stage dramas.
honeyed coffee hit your throat as lifeless protruding wings
weighed pungently on your retina. the past never
passes, it lays there putrefying,
twitching in rigor mortis to be noticed.
i would have liked to have said i took their
limbless bodies and buried them under the barberries,
but i didn't. i drenched them
in formalin and made death my morning dew.
Selina Mahmood is a Pakistani-American from Lahore, Pakistan, currently residing in the USA. She is a medical school graduate and a University of Michigan, Ann Arbor graduate. Her work appeared in Right Hand Pointing, One Sentence Poems, The Conglomerate, Apofenie and The Ghazal Page.