Hiba Heba

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Hiba Heba (Hiba Aamer) is a Pakistani poet with a BS in English literature and linguistics from Air University, Islamabad. She was the first runner-up for the New Feathers Award 2021 and her poems have appeared in The Aleph Review, The Punch Magazine, The Ofi Press, Fragmented Voices and Eunoia Review, among others. Hiba also has a poetry micro-chapbook, “Grief is a Firefly,” published by Origami Poems Project in 2021. She lives in Islamabad and currently teaches English to middle schoolers. On Saturdays she cohosts ‘Verse Murals’ on Instagram live – a virtual poetry open-mic for emerging and established poets


Morning Prayer

New Feathers Anthology is an online and print Anthology edited and published by Wade Fox. Among other authors he has edited the works of Kamala Haris and JK Rowling. By the end of every year the writers who are published in this Anthology are nominated for the New Feathers Award. I was thrilled to find out that I was the first runner-up for this award, for my poem ‘Morning Prayer’

  •  The silage of tandoor, fruit shop,fruit flies, the masjid tessellationswill remember me as a vagrant

    collecting souls out of tedium.

  • I have embarked upon the dull taskof forgetting. I am glad I was born

    here, in this meagre town where dark

    cables shroud the beauty of pine canopies

    and beetles invade dead dogs on skewed


    I am grateful that I will tuckthis morning away.

  • How much more isthere to forget?
  • Each unnamed body acheis a longing, a jam jar expiring silently.

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