Always My depression was never a pill, except when I swallowed it whole and allowed the smoke to meander up out of the orifice I once measured by its silences. My pills were never moonlight, except inside the night yawning open within the cave I call my being coursing with the voices of an ocean whose tides yearned for a face to turn their frothed crowns to. The … [Read more...]
About Faizan Syed
Faizan Syed is a poet and psychiatrist based in Queens, NY. He was awarded the Folger Adams Jr. Prize and the Graduating Poet’s Award from the University of Illinois. Faizan's work has appeared in Montage Literary Arts Journal and MACE and is forthcoming in Newtown Literary. Poems he's written in collaboration with Matthew DeMarco have been published in Dogbird and They Said, an anthology of collaborative writing from Black Lawrence Press. One can find him on ig @drfaizansdreamery.