POEM Abeer Ameer

NWR Issue 120

The Dentist

She wants to take a good look at the Najaf dentist
who asked for her hand in marriage.

It’s unbecoming
she borrows her mother’s black poochiya.

Mighty hot, but at least she can see
remain unseen....

Abeer Ameer is originally from Iraq, but was made in England like the blue Cortina. Her poems have appeared in Acumen, Planet, The Interpreter’s House, Tears in the Fence, Envoi, Prole and LossLit. She is currently working on a collection of poems based on personal stories from Iraq.

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