Sometimes I curve into parentheses
(Just so the words won’t escape out of place)

Sometimes I bent my back
And twist myself to become the question mark ?
That is placed after every interrogation you put before me

Sometimes I bent in line with the lines
And become a comma,
In a complete dilemma of what comes next

And at times I curl myself under a period ;
To become a semi colon
So I escape from termination.
And the reality,
Both together !

I now jump into some other fact in connection with the aforesaid
But it seems like the talk has taken a new turn

Sometimes I’m apostrophised
And claimed your’s

Sometimes I curve around my words
To maintain the emphasis I wanted to project
‘To make realise I mean what I said’

And when I’m too much tired
I fall with all my curves in place
And they call me a ‘wave’


Hajar Yussuf

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