Neda Hakim Sarraf

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My Beloved
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In the land of swans
Under the stars of one roof
Within winged messengers
I burnt all Theories on the stake
Beyond the shell of the flesh
Intoxicated by my lovers touch
Swept off by a wink in a glance
I soared on sapphire feathers
I pledged allegiance to my beloved
willed all illusions to the dust
I dived into drunkenness
Drunken by the pearls of wisdom
I built a bridge in silence
trailed by the holy grail
I weaved a nest with saffron threads
Hidden from the claws of darkness
Guarded by lovebirds and the light
Under the robe of humanness
Inside the eternal rose
Seeds of love grew wings
Caterpillars freed the butterflies
as I slide into my beloved.
Now, I and my beloved dance as one
In the land of swans
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Neda Hakim Sarraf
© 2013

“Dog Days” by Alexis Rhone Fancher

Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher

Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher

he wants to take me to another hotel,
says sex is always hotter in a strange bed.
the winters in Las Vegas are colder than I expected.
I forgot my coat. we did it four times yesterday. spent $400 on room service. that’s
$100 a pop.
I prefer purple orchids, big cocks. I eschew the mini bar & the tv in
the john.

overkill, ya know what I mean?
there are long necked swans in the wading pool,
spying. frequent flier miles add up & now I only fly first class.
I miss my son every time I do something that takes two hands.
the dogs have stopped barking.

Alexis Rhone Fancher

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