Longlisted Poem 2015

Sayna Asadi

Wychwood School, Oxford


Found: one body, lightly used.
Some call it well loved,
This mesh of meat and sinew.
Other hearts skipped their beats
To fall in with this one,
Only to march ahead as it faded out.
The constellations fathomed within
Scattered like pearls
Where Fate’s twin blades
Kissed across the thread;
And this, the last heavenly body,
Pale as glamour, set down its head,
Unravelled its skin, returned from pearl to grit,
Condensed to solid milk,
Nurtured maggots where love would sit,
And dreamed of discovery.

© Sayna Asadi

Project Details

  • Date May 26, 2015
  • Tags 2015 Cells - Longlisted Poems