Ahlaam Moledina

At the day’s blunt edge I finally
finish replanting the seeds you took from the soil
and cracked open with your cracked teeth lost
to that bloody trench in your abdomen
and reaching into it I curled my hand around
each seed like a surly child
and while you slept I returned them to the earth
for sunflowers to grow vast and forgiving in
the freezing dirt

Ahlaam Moledina is a second-year studying Radio/TV/Film and (hopefully) Creative Writing. She’s from Birmingham in the UK, and she is equal parts embarrassed and proud of her tattoo of Birmingham’s area code.