Luma Sarhan

Luma Sarhan (b. 1987) is an Iraqi-born poet and short-story writer currently residing in Paris. She fled Baghdad in 2003 after losing her parents during a bomb explosion. She is currently working as a freelance interpreter and hoping to pursue a degree in linguistics.

  •    March 2011
    Zainab. Zaina-a-a-a-b. Zainab. Is it really you catching me in this muffled moment? No, you have not changed. But where is your body? You approach with your usual smile, seductive as ever, and I collapse in your embrace, forever repudiating you and the city to which you are doomed to return. A Judas’s kiss to you, my friend. Farewell, my long awaited one. You are now a stran...