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written by: Anwer Ghani


No windows in my small house where the birds had been made of faint shadow and the rivers are laughing with tears. Our windy December has destroyed everything even my soul so I am now just a soulless apparition. Look at our trees; they are so kneeling because the wind has stolen their dreams. I am a man from the south where everything is soft and bland, but the rigid hands of this windy December have scattered our girls’ woolgathering.

December is not my friend, but I see its footprints and follow them. It fills my lung with wild air; yes, our December is crazy and has so attractive eastern eyes. You may see that bough, that leaf and that very small bird; you may see them but you won't know anything about their wild souls. Our wild December is unbelievable, and it can make amazing fairies from our vanished tales.

The street is so raging, do you know why? I think you won’t know the story. This street has been made by the rough fingers of our December where the nights are weepy, and the moons are colorless. You can’t see anything in December just violent and shameless faces. Yes, our December has a veil but its stormy soul destroying our dreams. Our stormy December is strange and reckless, but we love it because we are strange like it.

Anwer Ghani

Anwer Ghani

Anwer Ghani is a Pushcart nominee and award winner poet from Iraq. He was born in 1973 in Babylon. His name has appeared in more than fifty literary magazines and twenty anthologies in USA, UK and Asia and he has won many prizes; one of them is the "World Laureate-Best Poet in 2017 from WNWU". In 2018 he was nominated for Adelaide Award for poetry and in 2019 was nominated for Pushcart Award. He received Rock Pebbles Literary Award and the award of United Spirit of Writers Academy for Poetry in 2019. Anwer is a religious scholar and consultant nephrologist and the author of more than eighty books; thirteenth of them are in English like; “Narratolyric Writing” (2016), “Antipoetic Poems” (2017), "Mosaicked Poems" (2018), and “The Styles of Poetry” (2019). Anwer is the editor in chief of Arcs Prose Poetry magazine.
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