The Postman never knocks twice

Death is knocking on the door
and I
have a date
in a black wagon
which doesn’t know for years
if it’s day or night.
Let in this solitary confinement
your shirt
melt down the snow in my country.
The weather is really cold
and it’s been years since my corpse
has sunk
in your body’s snow.

My mother is still waiting …
She doesn’t know
the postman never knocks twice

Shokoofeh Jabbari


Shokoofeh Jabbari was born in Shiraz, Iran and grew up in Yazd city. She has degrees in graphics, film direction and dramatic literature from university of Tarbiat Modares. In 2011, she was named one of the best ten poets by Jaleh Esfahani Foundation (London). She has made two short films: Bell (2013) and The Food Is Prepared (2014). Her poetry has been published in various magazines including: Straylight, Literati Quarterly, A Narrow Fellow & Artifact Nouveau (San Joaquin Delta College). She is a member of Paradise Ocean Artistic Team managed by Seyed Morteza Hamidzadeh.

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