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Adeeba Talukder

Adeeba Shahid Talukder is the author of Shahr-e-jaanaan: The City of the Beloved, which is a winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press, and What Is Not Beautiful (Glass Poetry Press, 2018). She lives in Weehawken, New Jersey.

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The Gods of the Age

When they first
glimpsed Creation, it was only

as in, only half-clear—
that night, they discerned
                                      and imagined.

In the mind’s waters,
a blurring,                   a refraction.
There, we were brimming,
we were multitudes,

but they saw our darkness
and named us Dark.