The goat genitals cooked beneath

the sun, losing their pinkness


after two days. One man pissed

on them on his way to prayer without


thinking about the body they used

to hang on. Two naked kids


poked at the rotting thing,

the flesh tore and excreted


nothing. The meat soaked in

the basin in its own sinkside


bloom and gloom.


Noor Shahzad is an undergraduate at Salisbury University studying creative writing