beaded trout

Fire Garden

I am afraid your love will be my last thought
I am afraid your hand will be my last touch
I am afraid your love will be my struggle
I am a woman from a war zone
My lips are weaved by dignity threads
The dilemma without solve
Love in the war
A woman in the war zone.

I am a woman with glass eyes
The glass breaks to tears
The tears grow to river
The river calls the ancestors
The ancestors take the women
To fire garden.

The garden full of red seeds
Grows in rows to red flowers
The seeds are my father
My mother and my son's bones.

I am afraid your love
will be my last seed.

Suha Hassan


contents of issue 8

IN TIME OF TROUBLE
Linda Rodriguez

The Healing Soup
Jaunita Pahdopony

Army of Artists
Raymond Nat Turner

Where Wings once were
Zigi Lowenberg

What they don't tell you when they tell you about cancer
James Mackay

Ghosts Floating on the Flat White Bed
Erika T. Wurth

Remission Dawning
Stephany JT Russell

Fire Garden
Suha Hassan


Suha Hassan Biography

Suha Hassan is originally from Iraq, graduated from medical school in Iraq in 2007. She had to leave due to her work with US army in 2009 after she turned thirteen and was injured by the AL_QIDA . She currently lives in Corvallis, Oregon pursuing her master degree in WGSS.


Permission to publish poems in this one context was granted by the authors, who unless otherwise specified, hold copyright on these works.