Surrender

It was surrender.

It was like giving way to possession. Giving way to a higher power. Allowing a spiritual force far greater than myself take control and command me.

He shrugged it off like a high school fantasy. But what did he know?

I was sunk.

Floating.

Drowning.

Consumed.

Burned with holy fire.

And he could only dream it was just about him.

If it brings you peace, habibi, dream on.

Hearts Like Smoke

The words always hung on our lips, like the years that trembled on Daisy’s. They spilled to the air, but never the ear. Always silent between our eyes.

All the things he had tried to tell me. A scattered explanation. The shatterings of a heart. In the silence of a glance. The hookah pluming between us. And our hearts like the smoke, hanging in the balance of the thick air.