“Saved from Summer” by Ayesha F. Hamid

She welcomed the end of summer’s oppression, the pressure under, over, everywhere having cooked her from within. In summer, the sun weighed down, disheartening from dreams, while the wandering, distracted mind meandered, wished to be someplace else, wished to be free, somewhere else where she was listened to, was esteemed, someplace else where she never … More “Saved from Summer” by Ayesha F. Hamid

“Girls on Trains” by Ayesha F. Hamid

Searching in cities, walking aimlessly, looking for the past, she breathed in remembering what she used to be, believing, supportive, sweet. Scanning faces futilely, she braced herself for the realization that they really weren’t the same faces though they appeared to be. The ghosts haunting her wouldn’t easily be excised, the torture of what could … More “Girls on Trains” by Ayesha F. Hamid

“Salvation Dims” by Ayesha F. Hamid

To find the auras of angels move your misdirected field of vision from the sky towards the opposite direction to see cheerful children in personas of perfection, not contemplating but knowing goodness, with eyes full of wonder and love, squeaking with joy, smiling with ready teeth for all, without exception, pretense, or prejudice. They lack … More “Salvation Dims” by Ayesha F. Hamid