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An Egypt that Does Not Exist

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Apr. 14th, 2014 | 09:48 pm
posted by: dervishspin in dailyrumi

I want to say words that flame as I say them,
but I keep quiet and do not try
to make both worlds fit in one mouthful.

I keep secret in myself
an Egypt that does not exist.
Is that good or bad? I do not know.

For years I gave away sexual love with my eyes.
Now I don't. I am not in any one place.
I do not have a name for what I give away.
Whatever Shams gave, that you can have from me.

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