the aftermath

your face haunts my every dream…
i wake from the fragrance of your embrace
to the scent of fire and weeping—
to the wailing of flowing rivers,
rivers of flowing blood.

“And think not Allah to be heedless of what the unjust ones do.
He only respites them to a day when their eyes
shall be fixed open [staring up with terror].”

 – The Holy Quran, 14:42 –