Kazim Ali

The Studio

Great northern window and sheets of light.

Wine has evaporated in the glass, leaving a burgundy crust.



How shall I find you?




                                    My travel case is packed and

                                    sitting by the door



Rotted fruit. Skulls.

Paint marks on every table and chair.



How shall I find you?




                                    My coat is hanging on the hook


                                    My cane is leaning there


                                    Who are you looking for



The Studio appears in The Far Mosque (Alice James Books, 2005).