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A dream reader tells me a wolf is Voodoo –
standing like a human behind the leaf
of a door. I tell her it's about the way
I will love in life. Forcing herself between legs,
she tracks the rites of passage. I have two
lovers; their fates too abundant, too infernal
for my handling. Every year there comes
a dream joint to a sage. None of us unholy.
Tonight I will see them together, she says
both enamoured, desiring, groping. Absolve
the lesser one, instructing me about being
the bee in the hive that ignores the queen;
natural selection in parenthesis – the calling of
higher beings on full moon nights.
Umm-e-Aiman Vejlani is from Karachi in Pakistan; she also lived in United Arab Emirates. Her work appears in a variety of literary venues, most recent in Mobius, Uppagus, Pedestal Magazine, Abyss and Apex, Eclectica, Dreams and Nightmares, etc. She also writes as Sheikha A.