Selina Mahmood


allow me to fill in the silence
with the words you could not:

"you should not have believed
me, i loved you not."

all is said and done now and i
free you from my knots.

the hebenon i pour into mine own
ears for the one who loves me not.

if he cannot love you in death Selina,
in life, too, he will love you not.

                                (for Shakespeare)


Selina A. Mahmood is in her final year of medical school and has published a collection of poetry.