how to heal a poet

Omar Imady
Sep 29, 2023
Photo by Click and Learn Photography on Unsplash

from seven northern lochs

this water has been fetched

it arrives in a summer cloud

you pour it over my skin

the temperature isn’t gentle

but your hand always is

the pain radiates into my head

reminding me of structures

I shouldn’t have designed

and clots I shouldn’t have bled

and I do

I do understand

it isn’t easy to heal

a poet addicted to sand



Omar Imady

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