Mariam Ali

November 11, 1996 - Saudi Arabia

Fragrance of death

Closed my eyes in despair
Wished to scream in midair

My soul caged in dusky air
Thought you'd listen somewhere

See my body dusting in prayer
Now you know how much I cared

I feel peace in nightmare
Where the flamboyant flowers only scare

The dark is now all that I bare
Without desire, without spare

Oh! What is the fragrance in the air?
Just another death somewhere.
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