Susie Gharib, Weightless


but wet
with wistful dew
they fluttered their wings
then silently flew
like the Sahara’s dunes
rearing their heads
for the moon
to croon
cascading their way
to his eager sight
sinuously agile
rhapsodically wooing
the nymphs of light
to skate on the pupils
of his eyes.

Lipreading weightless words
he smiles
responding with his rainbow signs.

Susie Gharib is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde with a PhD on the work of DH Lawrence. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Adelaide Literary Magazine, Grey Sparrow Journal, the Pennsylvania Literary Journal, and other magazines. She is a lover of nature and enjoys swimming. ‘Weightless’ is a poem written for the deaf.

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