“Stabilimentum,” a Rumpus Original Poem by Samiya Bashir



Bend into my mouth
before frost ends us.

This long year
I’ve lumbered: spin,
devour, spin. Paced this crest

impatient for the tumble
of your nest upon my nest,

the hum of your dulcet strum.
And when I must bear you, maw

each strand still between my teeth,
bend into my mouth

impatient for the tumble.
I’ll weave of you the dust
of a thousand thousand more of us,

lace the absence of your touch,
weep our bulbous clutch.

Samiya Bashir

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