when the rocks dig into your hands for I know that they will
for a figure of your favourite superhero for I know that you
the work of tomorrow for I know that you will
about scavenging your food in the debris for I know that you will
And carry not that-
For I cannot bear my
candy know that you have
never tasted anything like this before.
Copyright © Muneeza Sheikh. Originally published on Poets.ca as the winner of the 2016 Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize, junior category.