GALAXIES AWAY by Meliha Šaćirović

Keep me at bay 
at the safe distance 
where the evening whispers 

Stretching and bending 
This soul can accommodate  
All the wounds you fail to comprehend 
for your mending

Yet the limits arrive 
And strangle my laugh 
snatch the tales to tell I have 
all I strive

To disclose and show 
To embrace you with my soul 
Before you withdraw entirely 
And astray

On my ache’s stream
Tonight I’m wandering
Galaxies and galaxies away

Meliha is a Bosniak writer currently living in Serbia. As a person, she struggles with emotional intimacy, and English offers her the necessary safety to express her most truthful feelings.

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