Charred trees stand still.
Their baggage makes them strong.
Smoke drifting over the paddock
becomes a drifting song
A barren footprint:
the carcass of a leaf.
Its stem still shines,
singing what's underneath.
Fizza Abbas is a Freelance Content Writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. She is fond of poetry and music. Her work has been published on many platforms, including Indiana Voice Journal, Poetry Village, The Blue Nib and Poetry Pacific.