Talal Alyan is a Palestinian-American writer and co-editor of Riwayya, an online literary journal. His political writing has been featured in various publications including Vice News, Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post and Daily Beast. He currently resides in Brooklyn.

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Poetry

June 2017

on my collar            the lipstick

slur of a

diabetic woman

 

in her handbag

sugar substitute and            foundation

 

this is our final lore:

 

pine cube. dead tooth.

entrée of snout.

 

I as groom                    you in wig

 

knowing no war

will come

 

as                     savage

as the one that

already

 

expects

us.

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