Tuesday, 1 February 2011

CAIRO

Cairo is a long
long way a way
from Los Angeles
the hurly burly mass
of skinny men
on bikes and mopeds
the camels, the
horse and carts, 
the donkeys
dust 
and heat
is 400 BC, 1950's
Mercedes Benz,
the ancient pyramids
majestic
dust
thousands of
small children
dirty on street
corners
the smell of
manure
the bad teeth
the poverty
people on 200 dollars
a month
what does the world
expect
yet 
if it becomes
modern
we all pay
one way or another
the cost of petrol
rising to enormous 
levels
and that in turn
shakes our peace
as the tummy
of a belly dancer
moves

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