Azalea Yunus // PEN

What a wonder I am,

leading you through a thousand different doors

to a thousand different universes

all between your mind and the palm of your hand.


Lead me in this dance, lively and lyrical,

gracefully gliding across a glacier of possibility.


Telling stories from voices around the world, or

creating new ones entirely.

If not by speech, then by sight

with shades of gray and black and white.


My slender form melts into yours like water,

stormy and relentless with rage, or

slowly, dripping onto the page with the tears in your eyes, or

as freely and earnestly as rain liberated from the clouds.


Tirelessly, I simply give you all of me

to use as you will, with the

freedom to create.