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black hole

this is where the pendulum takes
her last breath, where the

minute-hand (a mother),
croons her last lullaby,

where the second-hand (a newborn),
swallows her last sip of unsalted milk;

this is where time begs,
crawling onto her

hands and knees, &
stops breathing, frozen

Nadia Farjami is a poet from California. Her work has been recognized by The New York Times, Cathexis Northwest Press, High Shelf Press, The Esthetic Apostle, The National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Prometheus Dreaming, Polyphony LIT, Youth Poet Laureate, Body Without Organs Literary Journal, Marmalade Magazine, Cagibi Literary Journal, The Athena Review, and more. 


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