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Noor Ibn Najam

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Noor Idn Najam

Noor Ibn Najam is the author of Praise to Lesser Gods of Love (Glass Poetry Press, 2019). A Callaloo and Watering Hole fellow, they live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

by this poet

No matter the rush of undertow
everything else is still
here. I scrawl your name 
at the bottom of the river
I sing it and it sings me 
back. What I’d give for a name 
so keen     it whittles
the valleys of my neck. I’m forever drenched 
in this night, and you 
no longer exist. The river catches 
the sky’s black