Volume 14 • Number 2 • Fall-Winter 2022-2023

Sagirah Shahid

Bomb Pop

Scab on knee: Scratch
Dandelion-fros roam free: Blow
Kiss pavement with your jump-shot: Fly
Bubbles in the sky, hopscotch-shoulders in the sky: Giggle
Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack. All dressed in
Black, Black, Black.

Humidity so heavy
even the memory of joy explodes: FIREWORKS (!!!)     or, the other one.

Sagirah Shahid is a Black Muslim poet from Minneapolis, MN. Her poetry and prose are published in Mizna, Winter Tangerine, Paper Darts, Juked, and elsewhere.