Radical-Love

A Poem

By Shameelah khan


This-time 
Your-hands
Were-blue 
Like-paper 
Cutting-moon 
You-said 
Take-this 
Radical-Love 
I-refused 
Hands-up 
Don’t-shoot 
Clean-shaven 
Lonely-eyes 
Long-goodbye
Car-leaves 
Seven-days
No-calls
Boy’s-gone 
Missing-person
Page-bent
Poem’s-Name
Going-back 

I sit 
I breathe
I sleep 
I ache 

To-seek
Wide-awake
Not-dead
To-see 
Your -face 
Once-again 

God-Please 

I-beg
Not- 
him 
Not-
 yet