Farewell My Dear

The church bells chimed at noon. You could easily notice a glint in the little boy’s eyes as he ran absent-mindedly down the corridor of his grandfather’s vast mansion.  The only one who lived there now was his Aunt Sihanna, his mother’s older sister. She was only 37 years of age, but she seemed much […]

A Perfect, Pale Blue*

My mother once told me that hearts open only when broken, And that truest courage is born from a coward’s battle cry. I did not recognise blood when my father’s lips ran like war, all Because my mother spoke in stuttering pinks and lullaby blues. Now these walls pray at night with their palms bent […]