A Space Empty of You

Omar Imady
May 12, 2024
Photo by Sneha Cecil on Unsplash

Where I can’t find you —

where obsessions tumble

inside desecrated jeans,

where salt swirls

inside stifled brains,

where a tranquil breeze hides

inside neurotic drums.

Where I can’t find you,

a crossed-out name

afloat in a footnote,

an uncredited character

in a discarded script,

an intoxicated fear

simulating tango

and speaking in tongues.

Where I can’t find you,

where even air

becomes a conspirator,

where even the sun

violates its shadow,

where pigeons wander

and stumble on their own crumbs.

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Omar Imady

Poet / Novelist / Historian / Syrian / American / Exile / Javaphile / Gastronome / Aerophobe