A quiver of a cell.

Poetry: Black picture

If my eyes no longer see
ears go silent
tongue roll away numb,
scents frozen in its’ tracks
fingers and toes lay limp
caged within a body
like a tomb of flesh.
Only breathing

My body fed on by each breath
will quiver
Quiver with everything I write.
With every pulse and surge of my blood
I will create
waves upon waves around me.

Just from a quiver
of a cell.


Published by Rafia Bilkis

Someone just like you— living the living. My heart a portal of Words.

10 thoughts on “A quiver of a cell.

  1. Did you delete Flesh of Nature? I read it in my emails and was about to comment this: Rafia, your hand is incredible and honest. Your words are tangible and lifelike. I like that, “life-like”. You don’t conform to glib and rhyme.

    I loved it, especially the verse : “Come fellow Earth dwellers..”
    It made me feel want to fasten my sandals and gather pitchfork and drum.

    Liked by 2 people

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