#NaPoWriMo18: Day 6, For The Ones The Genes Took


For the ones the genes took. Photo by Wendy Scofield on Unsplash.

We prayed the Jinns would not take you
That when the dust from your fighting feet, and the chill of the terror of the night would lift
you would return in peace.

With our knees we ground a hole
into the ground from constant supplication, in hope that you would be whole again
but the genes would not let up

And like a sapling cut down in its prime
you are becoming a fading memory.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.