Untitled 2 · Khadijah Lacina

she sees
the mountain
dark
settled
in for the
long wait
above sky
rumbles
the overture
begins


Khadijah Lacina grew up in Wisconsin’s Kickapoo Valley in an ethnically diverse family. As a young mother, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in English and Theater Arts. After converting to Islam and becoming fluent in Arabic, she and her family lived in Yemen for ten years, until stirrings of war brought them back to the US. She now lives on a homestead in the Missouri Ozarks with her children and various animals. Her writings have appeared in various anthologies and many internet venues. A Slice of Sunshine: The Poetry of Colors was published in 2012, and her chapbooks Nightrunning and Under the Sky have been published by Facqueuesol Books