Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Onion by Anisa Rahim

shorn of its wrapping paper
discard one layer maybe two
it is quiet in the house
heads are sliced off

clear green filament peeled
till there is nothing left
but white clarity
its face before you

Anisa Rahim is a writer and public interest lawyer. Her poetry has been published in OJAL, Blazevox Magazine, Tiny Seed Journal and elsewhere. See more of her work at

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