illicit poems

barbed wire poetry Sonya Kassam

a trench they dug
we exchanged sweet mementos
raised barbed wire
we stole hidden glances
built a wall
we recited illicit poems

then they hoisted my flag, and yours

i retreated, so did you
marched towards our self-imposed loyalties


the loyalty of love
or the love for loyalty?

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5 thoughts on “illicit poems

  1. Dear Sonya,

    Thank you for this wonderful poem.

    We often have so many self-imposed loyalties, all of which keep us in prison.

    All good wishes,



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