Tag Archives: alina zaria

The Dead Keep It

History is a tired woman.
History stands by the side of the road

Sasha, Charlotte and Taymoor

One I strangled with the pearls
You once dived for in a boutique.

My Moveable Feast

I spoon you into my mouth,
Fingers twitching

A Happy Surprise

You say you wanted a happy surprise,
A jewel in a piece of sugared dough

Little Murderess

I flew miles and miles to reach your bed,
Where men speak a different language and women say nothing at all.


Someone stole
The sugar from the bowl –

People in the News

Tired of being fondled,
Like children minded by
The wicked Uncle Ernie.

Love Song

I’m glad you didn’t know me before,
Back when I was a vampire with a hungry rattle in the throat.

A Lamentation for a Murder Unavenged

Rose water,
Rose water,
Why did she have a daughter?

West Amman

I am not a woman who
“Handles the servants well,”