A hundred wisps of false and fears

That danced around the fire of my love –

I swallowed.

A thousand unuttered words that lingered

An inch beneath my tongue and collided –

I swallowed.

A million twists and twitches of heart

That escalated with every glimpse of you –

I swallowed.

A billion pieces of my broken soul that spread

Beneath my skin, like stars in sky; for your love –

I swallowed.

-Iflah Laraib