Lost in between three:
Me, I, and she.
She wants to go back home,
to search for a time that was,
A self: dead and buried in the past.
I don’t believe in exorcism.
I can’t wake her up from the remnants
But me – still smells the rain,
Amidst the debris of disappointment,
Of loss and want.
Is hope really dangerous?
She believed it is treacherous.
The bridge will eventually fall apart,
and survival will grow into
An impossible art.
Dr. Hend Hamed is an assistant professor of English at Ain Shams University, Egypt and currently teaches at Arab Open University, Kuwait. She published many academic journals and presented at various international platforms. Her poem 'The One in the Mirror' was recently published in an international anthology.