Sofia Amina

Blood Roots

One day I will be a tree

When I am buried and my body rots
I will be eaten by worms and those little bugs
that always seem to be in a hurry

When I am buried and my body rots
I am going to feed that tree over there too
with the true English roses
and the plump baby rose buds
hanging perfectly so

Watch them turn and roll in amazement
as a few spices warm their earthy veins

This British-Indian woman.
Now an English Rose.

 

 

 

Sofia Amina lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.  She is published in BlazeVOX 2014 and her work is also going to be included in an anthology by Red Squirrel Press. Sofiaamina.com and @SofiaAmina_Poet’
 

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