Tuesday, October 24,  2017

Life

Cairo - A Poem

BY Yahia Lababidi

I buried your face, someplace

by the side of the new road

so I would not trip over it

every morning or on evening strolls 

still, I am helplessly drawn

to the scene of this crime

for fear of forgetting

the sum of your splendor 

then there’s also the rain

that loosens the soil

to reveal a bewitching feature

awash with emotion 

an eye, perhaps tender or

a pale, becalmed cheek

a mouth tight with reproach or

lips pursed in a deathless smile 

other times you are inscrutable

worse, is when I seem to lose you

and pick at the earth like a scab

frantic, and faithful, like a dog.

 

 

This poem was first published in Yahia Lababidi’s book “Fever Dreams”

 

Yahia Lababidi, is an Egyptian-American writer. He is the author of three collections: Signposts to Elsewhere (aphorisms); Trial by Ink (Essays) and Fever Dreams (poems). Lababidi has recently publish a new book, The Artist As Mystic - http://www.onesuchpress.com/index.php/books/121-the-artist-as-mystic 

His website: http://www.pw.org/content/yahia_lababidi

 



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