Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dreams that die by Abdellatif Laabi

Dreams Come To Die Upon The Page

One by one
dreams come to die upon the page
They passed the word on
they come from everywhere
to die upon the page
like elephants in their graveyard
I witness their convulsions
am unable to offer them a cup of water
I look at them for the first time
for the last time
before wrapping them in the shroud of my words
and setting them on the tiny craft
which was once their cradle
The current carries them away
and brings them back to me quickly
as if the open sea were not out there
but here upon the page

Abdellatif Laabi

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