Nukes (For Khaleel Muhammad)

"MAAAAA....

                           THE NUKES ARE COMING THIS WAY"

My mum is silenced as her body lands on the ground.

"MA, MA, IT ISN'T HERE YET, WE HAVE TIME, GET UP"

The nuke came from the back of the house and my ma is no longer here.

The nukes have arrived and have made home inside my mother.

 

Amerah Saleh

Spoken word artist. Head of Creative Learning at Beatfreeks. Loves bowties and creating change (not in that order).