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Or Did You Ever Wonder What It’s Like To Have Hot Flashes?

"Beirut River" by Beatriz Morales

Imagine a nebulous landscape covered with budding volcanoes
See yourself emerge from one of its peaks head heavy with slumber
Gasping in the rarefied air you enter a liminal space where unlucky few
Forever trapped past conception are condemned to parthenogenesis 


See yourself emerge from one of its peaks head heavy with slumber
Think of your skin as a primed canvas permeable to imprints
Forever trapped past conception condemned to parthenogenesis
See how the change of seasons leaves indelible marks all over your body


Think of your skin as a primed canvas, permeable to imprints,
You yearn for the sight of a veil billowing on a deserted deck’s caravel
See how the change of seasons leaves indelible marks all over your body
Like the sfumato created by the passage of a candle over moist paper or canvas 


You yearn for the sight of a veil billowing on a deserted deck’s caravel
Suddenly a cooling current lassoes drifts unfurling into ashen flames
Like the sfumato created by the passage of a candle over moist paper or canvas
Or a haze hiding a palimpsest of thoughts carried by windswept fumes 

 

 

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Hedy Habra

Hedy Habra has authored two poetry collections, Under Brushstrokes, finalist for the USA Best Book Award and the International Poetry Book Award, and Tea in Heliopolis, winner of the USA Best Book Award and finalist for the International Poetry Book Award. Her story collection, Flying Carpets, won the Arab American National Book Award’s Honorable Mention and was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award. A fourteen-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, her work appears in Cimarron Review, The Bitter Oleander, Blue Fifth Review, Cider Press Review, Drunken Boat, Gargoyle, Nimrod, Poet Lore, World Literature Today and Verse Daily. Her website is hedyhabra.com

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Hedy Habra has authored two poetry collections, Under Brushstrokes, finalist for the USA Best Book Award and the International Poetry Book Award, and Tea in Heliopolis, winner of the USA Best Book Award and finalist for the International Poetry Book Award. Her story collection, Flying Carpets, won the Arab American National Book Award’s Honorable Mention and was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award. A fourteen-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, her work appears in Cimarron Review, The Bitter Oleander, Blue Fifth Review, Cider Press Review, Drunken Boat, Gargoyle, Nimrod, Poet Lore, World Literature Today and Verse Daily. Her website is hedyhabra.com

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