UP by Karima Hoisan

UP by Karima Hoisansite:  https://karimahoisan.com/ Let me rise awayHigher than the atmosphere,The conic dome of black-arched stratosphere,I leave it all behindAnd up I rise and rise. Down there are stagnant things,Lines that resist and depress.If I find my lightness I go tonight.Unpacking everything is how I pack,I don’t look back as I leave it far below.Can’t…

Pale Veiled Memory by Karima Hoisan

Pale Veiled Memory by Karima Hoisan site:  https://karimahoisan.com/ Pale specter in the mind of nighttime’s sheer illusions,You no longer glide through my blowing veiled halls.Hard reality, sometimes known as truth, has snatched you upAnd turned you into boring commonness, so cold and colorless. But I remember an open window, when your time was my time,Where…

Winter Coat by Karima Hoisan

Winter Coatby Karima Hoisan [author’s site] My mother’s winter coatfalls on its ownin the back of a closeton a warm day in Junein a countryshe never knew;never pulled out,to shield her against aharsh and howlingdesert gust.For she was,born, raised and diedA Milwaukee girl;her winters, were longer and colder.This big black coat,was a loyal bodyguard,going with…

In One Puff by Karima Hoisan

In One Puffby Karima Hoisan [author’s site] The everyday… the simple, the light changing and coloring the room,for a few minutes pure silence as the traffic mysteriously disappears.I find I’m holding my breath in anticipation, of what? I’m not sure.Now, the wind has hushed, the birds seem to be listening; I’m listening too. The muse…