Said Shaiye

my inner child’s envy, leaves me empty

an audiovisual poem

Said Shaiye is a Somali writer who calls Minneapolis home. He is an MFA Candidate at the University of Minnesota. He has had work published in Entropy, Diagram, Rigorous, 580 Split, and Muslim American Writers at Home Anthology. His debut book, Are You Borg Now?, is forthcoming from Really Serious Literature. Find him at

The Night Heron Barks, April 2021