Qu’ele Trenche Fer Come Fust | Hibah Shabkhez

The legends tell us nothing was ever
Simple for those in Camelot

But we read them as stick-men only, for
Valiant deeds and evils o’erthrown
For choices as clean-cut as drawing or
Not drawing a sword from a stone

For Excaliburs to save us from thought
And pain, henceforth and forever


Hibah Shabkhez is a writer of the half-yo literary tradition, an erratic language-learning enthusiast, a teacher of French as a foreign language and a happily eccentric blogger from Lahore, Pakistan. Her work has previously appeared in Black Bough, Protean, Ideate, Songs of Eretz, Sparks of Calliope, The Dawntreader and a number of other literary magazines. Studying life, languages and literature from a comparative perspective across linguistic and cultural boundaries holds a particular fascination for her.

Blog: hibahshabkhezxicc.wordpress.com
Twitter: @hibahshabkhez
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Instagram: @shabkhez_hibah

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