this is 

how I want the curtain to close:


a hailstorm of dark meteor, the

heart of old universe 


exploding into ours.


a pink month






red moss across

the blackwood nation.

Talal Alyan is a Palestinian writer based in New York. He has written about politics in the Middle East for various publications including Vice News, Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, and Daily Beast. These poems are from an ongoing project he is working on about the intersection of narrative and noise.