Poem: Salt

Written by Mariam Habib.

salt pt. 1

i found fire within me
wild. ignited. untamed.
and unleashed.
its warmth gave me shelter
its light
touched my skin

and i have been glowing ever since

– m.h.



salt pt. 2

the salt on my wounds
and the flames in my heart
they are sisters
like night and day, they run to each other

your sticks and stones
are not just powerless—

they are kindling to my light.

– m.h.