Live poetry reading from my latest chapbook, “From Ash”

Here’s a live poetry reading out of “From Ash.”

Comment your thoughts below!

“Look up at the night sky and count the stars until daybreak-

my love for life now exceeds both the number of stars and the time it would take.

To traverse the horizon and

navigate the seas,

or brave the desert’s barren passages

with ease, nothing is an impossible feat.

My love for life is power, empowering, serene.

It motivates me to strive for the impossible-

it motivates me to fly over obstacles.

I will crash through glass ceilings until the shattered mirrors

falling over me reflect my

yearning for the parts of myself that

I’ve lost along my journey.

I yearn for the parts of me that drifted away

like dust particles intercepting the

rays of light that

peer through the window at sunrise-

perhaps those parts of me prevented me from inner peace.

Perhaps you’ll find those parts of me

and I’ll find you-

perhaps all hardship is a tool

that we can utilize to

hammer these lessons into our beings.

Perhaps some lessons are harder to penetrate than others-

so never quiver or quake at the

sight of the path

towards the next mountain

after you’ve just climbed

to the first peak,

because, verily,

with every hardship there is ease.

By abdullahkinan

24, college student, cars, science, blah blah

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