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.