Fariha Hossain

Rookie - 30 Points (November 16,1997 / Decatur, Georgia)

Biography of Fariha Hossain

My name is Fariha, and I fluctuate like the lights during a blizzard.

I could refer to myself as a cynic, but the optimist in me is a weary fool who clings to serendipity and prayers like mantras for eternal sunshine.

The tightened grip on my ballpoint pen imprints itself on the calloused palms of my hand, depicting a matrimony a wedding ring can not possibly fathom.

Poetry is collectively my fiercest passion and the metaphorical equivalent of the eyes I have gazed at, and the hearts I am smitten with.

Talk to me if you’d like. I’d enjoy the company.

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Lessons From My Bird

The first time I realized my pet bird did not have arms,
my own arms seemed to tingle with apology.
After all, how convenient could soaring home be
if you could not wrap your weary arms
around the walking, breathing definitions
of the word 'home'?
And what exactly was 'home' anyway when you have not
felt the chipped, pristine edges of the white-gold china
your mother delicately utilizes whenever

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