I see you.
Like me, you’re
a swamp in a dwelling.
We merge; a suture
quivers through us,
the way nightmares
take long strides on
still waters.
We’re camping
under the mellow lilts of
our alibi; the breath
checks out.



Hiba Heba is a Pakistan-based poet who has studied BS English literature and linguistics. Among other magazines, her works have appeared or are forthcoming in The Aleph Review, The Punch Magazine, Fragmented Voices and Ofi Press Mexico. Hiba’s micro-chapbook, Grief is a Firefly, was published by Origami Poems Project (October, 2021).