Hera Naguib has an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She has previously worked as the poetry editor of Papercuts magazine, and a Senior Reader at Sarah Lawrence College’s literary journal, Lumina. Her work can be found in The Maya Tree Liberal Arts Review and Papercuts among other publications. She is from Lahore.
For years now, I wander you, a vagrant mist
unwound in you still drags and hurls my refrain.
to explosions, delirium whirls the narrow ear
to the likeness of your moods, do wisps of my spine
days behind a haze? I long to jolt you with my fever
the red siren of your heart. But the grey well
Out of my window, whose long, drawn mouth flaps
tall and rippling against the slopes of my thighs.