Hanged at Dawn

Tethered to a yellow crane’s hook,

she is no longer swaying,

from the hood, across the sleeves,

down to the hemline

the breeze of dusk

flutters her black chador.

The speaker-laden city center

resounds verses from the Quran,

and as she hangs, hovering

like a black tissue ghost,

the outline of dried piss

can be traced around her crotch.

A four year old standing barefoot,

finger excavating a nostril,

tilts his head to his left shoulder,

mimicking her head posture.

A plastic soccer ball pelts him,

and two older boys holler: Get out of the way!

He makes a wry face with tongue out,

kicking the ball back with incoordination,

then skipping to the bakery next door.

Meet Iranian Singles

Iranian Singles

Recipient Of The Serena Shim Award

Serena Shim Award
Meet your Persian Love Today!
Meet your Persian Love Today!