Angelic Abduction

Omar Imady
Oct 12, 2023
Photo by Hulki Okan Tabak on Unsplash

He screams:


you who have been chosen from amongst the rubble.

How is it possible for someone like you to sleep?

If you lock the doors,

I shall tear out your windows.

And if you decline,

I shall vaccinate your longing with madness.

And if thirst overcomes you,

I shall baptize you in the spring of Midian.

And if you look back,

I shall ransom you with salt from Sodom.

And if you tremble,

I shall enshroud you in my wings.

And if anger descends upon you,

I shall cast within your heart the secrets of tranquillity.

I will change colours within your eyes.

I will make it possible for you to see

that which they see not.”



Omar Imady

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