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different perspective, by Sumaiya Ahmed

it’s a distorted reflection,

a dancing wave dipped in obsidian

or onyx or ebony or darkness itself.


the edge sharper than the curves of

your smile, twisted, flipped,

in a different direction, just like the one you left in.


silver is black is love or hate is pain,

in this lifetime your story is one of gain

and my story is over quicker than it began.


it changes though,

every once in a while, when you look up

and see it twisted, flipped,


in a different direction, just like the one i chose to take.

Sumaiya Ahmed is a student, poet and writer, aiming to break down the boundaries of cultural stigma and shame attached to mental health and sexuality within the South Asian culture, and bringing marginalised topics to light. She has published poetry collections ('Lost and Found' and 'Reality') examining these very issues, questioning religion and the cloud of heartbreak and healing. She is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Poised. You can find out more about Sumaiya here


She is a Regular Contributor at Teen Belle

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