DEEP FALL

Sara Karim

northern lights

four olympic buildings

erect

waves of 

honey piss

drooling down

the exterior

 

four fingers

cracked around the nails

pink blood

inside

a rippled hole

pulsate

 

a whisper echoes

through a hollow

carcass

Sara Karim is originally from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan and currently a child and adolescent psychology student at Southern New Hampshire University. “deep fall” is inspired by the Northern Lights buildings in Nur-Sultan. Her poetry has previously appeared in Prometheus Dreaming, Cathexis Northwest Press, The Underground Journal, The Light Journal, Blue Monday Review, and The American Aesthetic. Her work is forthcoming in Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Storm Cellar Quarterly, and Santa Fe Writers’ Project