Noorulain is a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and a two time Pushcart Prize nominee. Raised in Lahore, Pakistan, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her poetry explores themes of identity, multiculturalism, and the immigrant experience. Noorulain has formerly worked as the Associate Editor and the Lead Poetry Editor of Papercuts magazine.
Scheherazade Spread Thin
I met an old friend today.
But I come home to you now,
Your hands feel like serpents,
There is light filtering through the blinds,
Volumes of modern poetry tossed off the shelf –
because the korma gave you heartburn today,
I smell the potpourri by my bed,
I have the urge to spit on your face.
A year ago, darling,
before you decided to tie one of my legs
and left me