gardens around the globe by Sameeya Maqbool

my garden looks different this morning
the day after I gathered a handful of soil
from a bigger garden with larger stones
and dropped it on my friend’s body

I tiptoed away afraid I’d step on her
since she’s taken to the company of bugs
in a land that doesn’t want flowers

Sameeya Maqbool

Sameeya Maqbool is a British Pakistani Muslim, literary scholar, and poet born and raised in Lancashire. She has recently completed a combined MA in Creative Writing with English Literary Studies at Lancaster University. Her poems have appeared in SPAM zine & Press, Flash Literary Journal, Not Very Quiet and more. Twitter @SameeyaMaqbool

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