Shahla Latifi

Filled with Passion

My mother was always saying:

A woman, a virtuous woman

Would never betray her virtues


My mother was always saying:

When your eyes widen at the unknown

And your heart is filled with passion

Put out the flame of your desire


Far from her foggy thoughts

Through the fire and stars

Among passing years of youth

I slept upon white cushions of imagination

Unable to choose my “virtues”, or \"the true meaning of life\"


Shahla Latifi

May 25th, 2019