transitions by Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu

her body is secret pathway
for refugees fleeing
the burning city she
was once part of

she was her dreams;
stagnant, unmoving, faint
and looking to find a star

until she became
a tunnel
full of echoes
the emptiness

she is a confluence,
fading past
faint future
looking to find a home
between two corpses



Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu writes prose and poetry. Her works have appeared in Brittle Paper, Kalahari Review, Praxis magazine online, and elsewhere. She is inspired by any pair of lovely eyes.

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