Wilted Flower

Author(s) : Fizza Abbas,
poetry, issue-three

He asks,
What is your aim in life?

I want to compete with birds, daddy
their wings flutter:
motion in a straight line
they soar high:
clouds get a reason to feel pride
they lay eggs
nest enjoys goodwill

My skin alerts at a touch
The box of a bony enamel cracks
These limbs enjoy a circus
Tresses turn wild

I know it’s customary for you
to rub your legs against my thighs


Fizza Abbas is a Freelance Content Writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. She is fond of poetry and music. Her works have been published on quite a few platforms including Poetry Village and Poetry Pacific.